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Spider 11 is currently unobtainable since Update/Time as it was a part of Event. This page is here for historical purposes.

This unit is currently tradable, which means they are one of the unobtainable units you can trade in by using the Limited Unit Trading System.

Spider 11 is a 5-star unit based on Uvogin from Hunter x Hunter . He could be obtained by completing the Teamwork task of the Samurai Master Event.

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★ Deployment - 680

  • Tower Type: Ground, AoE (Cone)
  • Damage: 2,840 9,940
  • Range: 34. 1 42. 625
  • DPS: 465. 57 1,629. 51
  • Damage: 6,083. 28 21,291. 48
  • DPS: 997. 26 3,490. 41

★ Upgrade 1 - 850

  • Damage: 5,840 20,440
  • DPS: 957. 38 3,350. 82
  • Damage: 12,509. 28 43,782. 48
  • DPS: 2,050. 7 7,177. 46

★ Upgrade 2 - 1,700

  • Damage: 9,340 32,690
  • DPS: 1,531. 15 5,359. 02
  • Damage: 20,006. 28 70,021. 98
  • DPS: 3,279. 72 11,479. 01

★ Upgrade 3 - 2,000

  • Damage: 13,340 46,690
  • Range: 39. 1 48. 875
  • DPS: 2,186. 89 7,654. 1
  • +Inner Shout
  • Damage: 28,574. 28 100,009. 98
  • DPS: 4,684. 31 16,395. 08

★ Upgrade 4 - 2,500

  • Damage: 19,340 67,690
  • DPS: 3,170. 49 11,096. 72
  • Damage: 41,426. 28 144,991. 98
  • DPS: 6,791. 19 23,769. 18

★ Upgrade 5 - 4,000

  • Damage: 25,340 88,690
  • DPS: 4,154. 1 14,539. 34
  • Damage: 54,278. 28 189,973. 98
  • DPS: 8,898. 08 31,143. 28

★ Upgrade 6 - 9,000

  • Damage: 37,840 132,440
  • Range: 69. 1 86. 375
  • DPS: 6,203. 28 21,711. 48
  • +Power Shots!
  • Damage: 81,053. 28 283,686. 48
  • DPS: 13,287. 42 46,505. 98

Troops sell for half their cost of deployment plus upgrades.

  • Spider 11 was the third unit to be added based on a character from the Phantom Troupe , with the first two being Spider Boss and Joke Da Fool .
  • Spider 11 has the second widest AoE cone of about 170 degrees. The first is Dragon Daughter with about 180 degrees and the third is Buddha Chairman with about 165 degrees.

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Phantom Troupe: The Guide of Hunter x Hunter

The Phantom Troupe is a world famous gang of thieves in the Hunter x Hunter series. Get to know more of this notorious gang and its members below!

What is Phantom Troupe (Gen'ei Ryodan)?

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe

The Phantom Troupe has a total of thirteen members who are all very skilled Nen users. The leader (Chrollo Lucilfer) and founding members (Feitan, Machi, Uvogin, Nobunaga, Franklin and Pakunoda) of the troupe all came from Meteor City, a junkyard city which is inhabited by outcasts who do not have any official records.

Each member has a numbered tattoo of a spider on their body which resembles the symbol of the Phantom Troupe. In the spider tattoos, there are numbers ranging from 1 to 13; it is still unknown how the members have been assigned with their numbers and only a few of them have revealed their tattoos.

They are known as the main antagonists during the Yorknew City arc as well as the secondary antagonists in the overall series of Hunter x Hunter .

Chrollo Lucilfer

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Chrollo Lucilfer

Chrollo is the leader of Phantom Troupe who originated from Meteor City. He formed the troupe along with six other residents in the city.

He is a Specialist type. His ability ‘Skill Hunter’ allows him to steal the abilities of other people and to use them as his own by using a conjured book known as ‘Bandit’s Secret’. The person who got their ability stolen would then no longer be able to use that ability.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Feitan

Feitan is one of the founding members of the troupe. He serves as the group’s interrogator and is shown to be proficient when it comes to torturing enemies.

He is a Transmutation type. Feitan’s ability ‘Rising Sun’ allows him to transmute his aura into scorching heat which burns his enemy to death.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Franklin

He is an Emission type and is the only known Emitter in the troupe. His ability ‘Double Machine Gun’ allows both of his hands to become shotguns.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Bonolenov

Bonolenov is a member who is covered in bandages. He is also a member of the Gyudondond tribe.

He is a Conjuration type. His ability allows him to conjure warrior gear and a giant sphere similar to the planet Jupiter.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Kortopi

Very little is known regarding Kortopi and how he was able to join the Phantom Troupe and when.

He is a Conjurer type. He has an ability that allows him to conjure a replica of the object which he touches with his left hand.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Machi

Machi is one of the founding members of the troupe and is considered as the physically strongest female member in the troupe.

She is a Transmuter type. She has the ability to create threads which could be lengthened without any limit. Machi uses her threads to sew open wounds or to capture and immobilize her enemies.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Pakunoda

Pakunoda is the former #9 member and one of the founding members of the troupe.

She is a Specialist type. Her ability allows her to read other people’s thoughts provided that she has physical contact with them.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Phinks

Phinks is also from Meteor City. He is second to Uvogin when it comes to the physical strength.

He is an Enhancement type. His ability ‘Ripper Cyclotron’ allows him to increase the strength of his punches.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Shalnark

Shalnark is troupe member #6. He is a licensed Hunter and is fond of electronics. He is also from Meteor City.

He is a Manipulation type. His ability ‘Black Voice’ allows him to control his opponents through his phone by placing an antenna on them.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Shizuku

Shizuku is the troupe member #8. She is also from Meteor City.

She is a Conjurer type. She has the ability to conjure a vacuum cleaner named Blinky which sucks in everything except for living things or objects made of Nen.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Uvogin

Uvogin is one of the founding members of the troupe and is the former Phantom Troupe member #11. He is also considered as the strongest fighter in the troupe in terms of physical strength.

He is an Enhancement type. His ability ‘Big Bang Impact’ allows him to enhance his punch, enough to cause an explosion.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Nobunaga

Nobunaga is one of the founding members of the troupe and is the Phantom Troupe member #1.

He is an Enhancer type. Little is known about his abilities and he is the only Phantom Troupe member who has not yet showed his Hatsu.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Hisoka

Hisoka is the former troupe member #4. However, it was revealed that he was a fake member and that he had used his Nen ability to imitate the Phantom Troupe’s spider tattoo.

He is a Transmutation type. His ‘Bungee Gum’ ability, which he named after his favorite gum when he was a kid, allows him to alter the consistency of his aura into a sticky substance which he uses on his offensive and defensive attacks. His ‘Texture Surprise’ allows him to apply his aura on a thin surface and change its appearance.

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Kalluto

Kalluto is the youngest in the Zoldyck family. He joins Phantom Troupe as the replacement of Hisoka and hopes to find Killua.

He is a Manipulation type. He mainly manipulates paper for his offensive and defensive attacks.


Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe

People who wish to join the troupe would only be accepted if they could kill a current member. If a current member were to leave the group or die, the leader would be responsible for looking for a replacement of that member.

・Coin Tossing

Hunter x Hunter - Phantom Troupe Coin Toss

It is prohibited to have serious fights among the troupe members. In an event where they have quarrels, they use the Coin Toss method to settle their differences. The coin is custom-made, the heads side has a design of the shape of the troupe’s signature twelve-legged spider symbol, while the tails side has a spider’s web design.

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Phantom Troupe


some caption text --> "We reject no one, so take nothing from us." — Meteor City's mantra

Introduced as "the most horrible group of criminals in all history", they are a group of 13 thieves who specialize in very difficult targets. Unlike most other thieves, they generally don't rely on subtle strategy or minuted actions; perpetually reenacting the Gordian Knot parable, they prefer to resort to brute force. Loads and loads of brute force. Which is why they get such a reputation: They are less famous for what they steal than for the hundreds of people they kill in the process. In fact, as they already steal all the common objects they need on a daily basis, they have very little interest in the luxury items they target, and seem to choose them mostly because they know these items will be heavily guarded. Indeed, most of the members seem to be in specifically for the carnage.

They have a peculiar organization, being villainous True Companions of Ubermenschen (this doesn't go without the occasional internal frictions, though they have strict rules about settling those), and while they have a leader, the survival of individual members (including the leader) is not a priority; the survival of the group as the whole is. If a member dies, they simply get replaced.

Several of the members come from Meteor City, officially a gigantic landfill, less officially an autonomous city inhabited by millions of Unpersons , even less officially a Mafia-subsidized breeding-ground for anonymous hitmen.

The group is often referred to as "The Spider", because of the 12-legged spider tattoos that mark their membership.     open/close all folders 


  • 13 Is Unlucky : To the public, they're so strong that the entire Mafia is powerless against them and they had to call in the strongest characters known to the readers at the time to put them down. On the flipside they're Unperson inhabitants of a city-sized garbage dump, two (and later on, another two) of their members have died, their leader is Brought Down to Normal and they're at the mercy of a boy half some of the members' age.
  • Affably Evil : Many of the members can be genuinely amicable and reasonable if the situation calls for it, despite otherwise being ruthless murderers. This can make dealing with them somewhat frustrating for some characters, most notably Gon, who has a very strong hatred for people who have an understanding of morality, comradery and human decency despite seemingly being sociopathic savages, viewing such people as hypocrites.
  • Affectionate Nickname : Shar, Fei, Bono, Uvo, Paku.
  • Alas, Poor Villain : The deaths of several of their members are played up quite tragically, right down to the surviving members mourning the deaths of their True Companions which contrasts their otherwise amoral nihilism.
  • Animal-Motif Team : Membership in the group is denoted by a spider tattoo and they're often called "The Spiders" or the like when referred to.
  • Anti-Villain : Ruthless and utterly monstrous as their crimes may be, the reason why they're like that is to protect their home of Meteor City from raiders and criminals, by creating the image of an evil organization so feared that no one would try to touch it. They're also characterized by their deep sense of camaraderie towards one-another, and are fully willing to perform humane actions if they see it as the honourable decision.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape : While they don't necessarily hold themselves as being morally superior, they place zero value on the lives of outsiders, hypocritically place value on each other's lives to varying degrees, and are forbidden to seriously attack one another. This could also be applied on a larger scale to Meteor City itself. In short, Spider shall never kill a fellow Spider, but Hisoka would be the exception to this.
  • Arch-Enemy : Towards Kurapika and much later Hisoka. In both cases, It's Personal , because Kurapika and Hisoka are both responsible for the deaths of several of their members.
  • Badass Crew : To the bone. Each member displays various skills that make them worthy threats to the heroes and Kurapika.
  • Being Watched : No matter how good the watcher is, the members of the Phantom Troupe all possess the innate ability to sense when when they are being watched.
  • Berserk Button : Harming the members of their group (especially the founding members) and attacking Meteor City. The reason is they were Childhood Friends who founded the group (originally just to dub salvaged episodes of a Super Sentai show) and committed many acts of evil to protect the Meteor City from outsiders after what happened to Sarasa (a childhood friend) who was mercillessly killed and dismembered by raiders just for the For the Evulz . That's why they took it as personal offense when the Chimera ants attacked the city as it would be insulting to their goal in the first place.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy : Of a sort. While individually, the members of the Phantom Troupe are very strong for nen users and as a group together, they are unstoppable, they only ever seemed concerned with stealing things. In most cases this means they only ever usually go up against your standard mook criminals or red-shirt police/peacekeeping force. This means that while they have plenty of experience with their powers and how to use them, they don't often have to engage a legitimate threat. The few instances where a Troupe member was challenged, hurt, or even killed, they were up against a serious opponent or someone who prepared for them. In both instances of Troupe members dying, the Troupe members in question barely did any real damage or put up much of a fight to their opponent. This goes even further in later chapters after the Phantom troupe is introduced with nen users appearing with comparable strength or possibly greater power which means that while each member of the Phantom Troupe is strong, they aren't the strongest in the world and there are in fact many other nen users who could match them in combat. The contrast is even greater when members of the troupe are compared to Hisoka (someone who goes out and actively picks fights with people who can hurt or even kill him), a former member who is now actively hunting them. Both Shalnark and Kortopi die in seconds (Granted, the fact that Hisoka had surprise on his side and that they were currently without their signature powers meant they didn't even get the chance to defend themselves).
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday : They honestly don't hold a grudge against the Kurta clan. It was just another killing for them.
  • Card-Carrying Villain : They make little effort to hide their identity, because they really don't need to . And then it is revealed that they are invoking this trope for a good reason.
  • Criminal Found Family : While they have Lack of Empathy for everyone else, they do care for each other and are deeply upset when one of their own dies. It is pointed out by Gon as serious Moral Myopia , but seeing as they're all Übermensch who think and function differently from society, it doesn't phase them as much. The Troupe was founded in Meteor City, a place where everyone abandons things they don't want—including people. They chose to join up and work together as one piece of a greater group of thieves that is more important than any of the individual members, but that doesn't mean they didn't slip into prioritizing each other fiercely, especially the founding members.
  • Dark Action Girl : Machi, Shizuku, and Pakunoda are the female members of the fierce criminal organization.
  • The Dreaded : The group are among the most feared thieves in the world. Given their impressive nen abilities and casual response to murder , it is understandable. It is later revealed that they are invoking this trope to protect Meteor City from outsiders after what happened to their friend Sarasa who was killed by the raiders.
  • Dwindling Party : Subverted ; despite the relatively high fatality rate that comes with being a Phantom Troupe member, due to the group's philosophy of no one leg being greater than the body, they're actually really efficient with replacing deceased or AWOL members.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones : Deconstruction ; The Troupe, while completely merciless and uncaring of the effects of their wanton slaughter seem to care for one another, deeply mourning the loss of their friends and "family". Gon rightfully points out, however, that they have absolutely no moral justification for acting this way, and that if they realize what it is like to lose a family member, why are they so uncaring for the senselessly large amount of lives that they take? It is important to know that none of them give Gon a concrete answer, which implies that they know of this moral contradiction but are too scared to answer it and would rather just ignore it.
  • Evil Virtues : Even the ones who otherwise seem like sociopaths are selflessly loyal to the Spider and/or Chrollo. This serves to make them less sympathetic rather than more, due to heavy Moral Myopia on their behalf.
  • Faking the Dead : All of them thanks to Kortopi's ability.

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  • From Nobody to Nightmare : The group and most of its membership originated from Meteor City, which is basically a giant garbage dump existing in a legal and political limbo where unwanted things (and people) are dumped from all over the world, meaning that everyone living there is an Un-person . Then they became the most feared criminals in the world.
  • Genius Bruiser : Everyone of them has high physical strength and all members are also intelligent. Even the ones who don't look smart at all: case in point, Uvogin is a deadly Combat Pragmatist , and Franklin is a fairly logical person outside of combat.
  • Combat Specialists: While each of the group is clearly a capable fighter on their own, some members like Feitan, Phinks, Nobunaga, and Uvogin are excellent close-range combatants. This makes them key for defending the group as a whole from powerful Nen users, or individuals like the Holy Beasts.
  • Support Specialists: Machi, Shizuku and Kortopi have poor combat performance in comparison to the rest of the group, but make up for it with their healing abilities, storage capabilities, and object-copying capabilities respectively
  • Crowd Control Specialists: Individuals such as Franklin and Bonolenov have Hatsu that make them best for causing wide disruption and keeping crowds of opponents down at a time.
  • Intel Specialists: Pakunoda, Shalnark, and Chrollo himself are used to gather information about the situation the thieves find themselves in, and use their Nen to aid the rest of the group. Pakunoda herself is especially useful in this regard, as her Memory Bomb allows her to communicate complicated facts to her allies with ease.
  • Heads or Tails? : Most if not all in-group disputes, no matter how small, are solved with a simple coin toss. This prevents the dispute from growing into something that could potentially cause a falling out.
  • Hidden Depths : Despite being entirely in a position of power for the Yorknew City arc, they show mercy towards Gon and Killua several times, and Phinks and Feitan spare the duo when they bump into them during the auction. This is most likely because the two never posed an immediate threat, the troupe respects them for their tenacity, and that Phinks was thankful for the two showing Pakunoda kindness despite her despicable attitude.
  • Invincible Villains : They're damn near unstoppable killing machines! Throughout the York Shin arc almost no one, save for Kurapika, Silva, and Zeno, is capable of killing or even hurting them.
  • They place zero value on the lives of others and have no problem murdering basically anyone, but kill one member of their group and they'll go absolutely ballistic. Gon calls them out on this.
  • In the Phantom Rouge movie, they're disgusted that Omokage would dare to steal Uvogin's eyes to recreate him as a puppet. The irony is completely lost on them.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond : While the Troupe members are legitimately strong, they mostly only ever fight normal people or lower level nen users. As the series goes on and more nen users are introduced, it's clear that their reputation comes mostly from the fact that as a group they are almost unstoppable but individually they're not exceptional (barring Chrollo) and just well trained and experienced nen users. When they do fight people who are a real threat they are often cornered, injured, and few members have been killed.
  • One-Man Army : All of them are master Nen users with unique or extraordinary abilities. Any one of them can take out armies of normal humans or even a large group of powerful underworld Nen users.
  • Only One Name : Subverted. At least for the still-living members of the Troupe, everyone who only had their first name used in conversation has their last name formally revealed in Chapter 377 when the author finally decided on what surnames to bestow them.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil : While the Troupe are a ruthless band of mass murderers, the Chimera Ants specifically Zazans squadron are probably their least sympathetic of their many victims. They are shown to be exceptionally sadistic toward the humans they hunted and killed, among their many victims were fan favorites Pokkle and Ponzu , turning the citizens of Meteor City into their personal slaves by mutating them into horrific abominations. All this makes it easier to root for the Spiders.
  • Pet the Dog : Despite their ruthlessness and the fact that they Would Hurt a Child , the Troupe actually takes relatively good care of Gon and Killua when they're initially captured, with Nobunaga even wanting them to join the Troupe altogether. Ultimately, at the end of the Yorknew Arc, they're actually touched by how Gon and Killua treated Pakunoda and decide to leave them alone.
  • Phantom Thief : Downplayed. They have a few characteristics of the trope (a set of rules and ideals, stealing for the sake of stealing rather than a need, sometimes leaving calling cards , etc.), and the name certainly fits, but for the most part they're more like a gang of psychotic terrorists and they carry out their schemes with all the subtlety and class of a brick to the face.
  • Further complicating manners is Hisoka's subtext-laden fixation on Chrollo and his powers.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad : Deconstructed horribly. Despite most of them having wacky designs and personalities, they demonstrate how horribly dangerous a group like this could actually be in real life, as a single one of them is capable of brutally murdering hundreds of people. Also, unlike most examples, they function as essentially equals among each other making them more like Quirky Dragon Squad. Chrollo actually respects them instead of killing them if they're not immediately useful, which makes sense since a Bad Boss is a horrible model to utilise when trying keep your associates loyal to you.
  • Rule #1 : Serious quarrels between members are prohibited and must be settled by flipping a coin (they even have special coins with a spider printed on them, just for this situation).
  • Rule of Symbolism : Spiders and inverted crosses as recurring motifs.
  • Sliding Scale of Libertarianism and Authoritarianism : Heavily discussed, as the paradox of the Troupe is how a bunch of extremely individualist Übermenschen who completely ignore the laws, morals and conventions of society and who only care about themselves and each other are nonetheless brought together to cooperate in total submission to a collective, hierarchic entity.
  • Specifically Numbered Group : In Hunter × Hunter , the Phantom Troupe is always meant to have 13 members—absolutely no more, and any new members are either selected by the leader or earn their place by defeating one of the members. They each have their number tattooed on them.
  • Straw Nihilist : Along with Social Darwinist . They act like they adhere to these principles, but don't actually bother to put much philosophical justification behind these acts (the leader outright states that he never really thought about his own motive).
  • Undying Loyalty : All of its members ( except Hisoka ) are loyal to the group. However this loyalty varies as some, like Phinks and Feitan are loyal to the Spider as an organization, while Pakunoda and Machi are loyal to Chrollo. This conflict of to whom be loyal to nearly led to a fight.
  • Unperson : Those who come from Meteor City, at least.
  • Unseen No More : Kurapika mentioned them a lot during the Hunter Exam and Zoldyck arcs before finally showing up during the Yorknew arc (with Machi appearing during the end of the Heaven's Arena arc).
  • Villain of Another Story : They become relegated to the B-plot of the Greed Island arc.
  • A member of the Troupe was killed by Killua's father Silva. While Zeno stated that it wasn't easy he didn't seem injured or that he even put up above moderate effort into the kill. Further, while he did tell the rest of his family to stay away from the Phantom Troupe, it's implied that this is almost certainly because their leader Chrollo will come after you.
  • Nobunaga can extend his En to about 2 meters, but Biscuit stated that a true master could extend it to 10 meters. Zeno can extend his to 100 meters.
  • Uvogin was very powerful and he did kill a bunch of the Shadow Beasts (the strongest nen users in the world of mafia), but one of them did inflict a paralyzing poison on him and it was confirmed that he could also secrete a powerfully lethal poison with his nen. If he had been trying to kill Uvogin, Uvo would have died. Further, he barely did any damage to Kurapika when they fought (what damage he did was healed easily). Although Kurapika is basically kryptonite for the Phantom Troupe members and Chrollo said that Uvogin would be weak against a conjurer (like Kurapika). This often seems to be a trend as the Troupe member seems so used to handing out a Curb-Stomp Battle that they genuinely think that a threat capable of taking them out will never come along.
  • When Feitan fought the chimera ant queen in Meteor City, he couldn't do any real damage even before she increased her power with her upgraded form. He won only because his nen ability has a wide range of effect and has the potential to do ridiculous amounts of damage (he essentially creates a miniature sun that fries everything around). Keep in mind that this chimera ant queen was a novice at using her nen, didn't master her aura or condition herself to reflexively use the basics of nen while she fought (essentially, she was matching Feitan with nothing more than her natural strength and toughness ) when he underestimated her toughness and left himself defenseless from her aura (he had focused all of his aura into the tip of his sword to pierce through her neck, meaning he has no aura over the rest of his body to defend himself) she did massive damage with nothing more than a reflexive burst of aura. Feitan won that fight through sheer luck as A) if the queen had conditioned herself to enhance herself with her aura instinctively on top of her monstrous natural power, Feitan wouldn't have been able to keep up with her at all B) If she had more or at least more proficient use of her aura and more experience using nen, she could have killed Feitan outright with one shot while he was offguard and his aura wasn't protecting his body C) Feitan still had no way of actually hurting her and if he didn't have an Instant Death ability, she would have beaten him regardless of her inexperience.
  • Nobunaga repeatedly threatens to kill them, and slams Gon's hand even as it bruises and bleeds during an arm-wrestling match.
  • Feitan grabs Gon's arm from behind and would have most likely broken it (or rather, would have started with peeling off a nail as form of torture), had he not lost a coin match of heads-or-tails with Nobunaga.
  • In addition to being responsible for the Kurta clan's massacre, one of the victims was a boy named Pairo, Kurapika's childhood friend.

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Chrollo lucilfer, voiced by: mamoru miyano (2011 series), yoshikazu nagano (1999 series) (japanese), robbie daymond (2011 series), richard meen (1999 series) (english).


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade : His Benz Knife is sharp enough to cut Silva's body. And its poison is so potent that just 0.1 mg can paralyze a whale .
  • Affably Evil : He's a rather polite and soft-spoken guy, even to people who are currently trying to kill him.
  • The Antichrist : He was a forsaken child, is a deceptively benevolent leader who causes unbelievable amounts of strife and destruction, has a nihilistic view of everything, carries around a book with him like a Bible, is very hard to kill and able to dodge a karmic hand of death even when it looks like he won't, and possesses a selection of powers far beyond those of anyone else. And then there's his name, which is an obvious corruption of Lucifer. As in an angel of light that was once a decent being, but is now corrupted and pure evil on the inside.
  • To Kurapika. After the Yorknew City arc, it becomes very mutual.
  • Hisoka has cemented himself as another contender for arch enemy after murdering Kortopi and Shalnark, and promising to hunt the Spiders down, one by one .
  • Arc Villain : Of the Yorknew City arc.
  • Art Evolution : When Chrollo returned to the manga, his design was noticeably different, more feminine. He became less muscular and more slender, softer rounder facial features, shorter jaw, less prominent cheekbones, thinner fingers, and looked much younger
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership : The uncontested leader of a gang of Persons Of Mass Destruction .
  • Awesomeness by Analysis : One of his defining traits which is shown during his battle with Zeno and Silva.
  • Badass Bookworm : He likes reading a lot, especially ancient books. Also, his ability has the shape of a book.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit : Battles Zeno and Silva in Yorknew while clad in a suit. Clothing Damage ensues due to the two consistently using aggressive Nen attacks.
  • Badass in Distress : He got kidnapped by Kurapika which is not a insult to Chrollo.
  • Benevolent Boss : An evil one, but nonetheless he still qualifies. He may not care about the lives of innocent people (or anyone outside of his group), but he's genuinely friends with all of the members and they all follow him willingly. It's to the point some members willing give their nen abilities to him when he requires them for certain tasks, and he's willing to return them when needed as well.
  • Big Bad : Of the Yorknew City arc, but he's mainly Kurapika's main enemy for the series.
  • Blood Knight : While not showing it he definitely has shades of this, his fight with Hisoka being a clear example.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality : When asked by Gon why the Troupe can so casually kill people who have nothing to do with them, Chrollo is genuinely confounded and goes into deep thought, as if he had never contemplated his rationale for committing mass murder up until this point. He even ponders that perhaps the answer to this question is the key to understanding himself, but he comes up blank.
  • Broken Ace : Far and away the most dangerous member of the Phantom Troupe. His immense intellect combined with his amazingly flexible Nen abilities makes him an incredibly tough opponent to have to face in a serious battle, as he can and will use everything in his arsenal to construct elaborate battle scenarios which leave no openings for his opponents to exploit ( as if trapping them in a spider's web ). Besides his fighting skills, he's also very charismatic and a natural-born leader, and no member of the Troupe questions his authority. He is strong, cool, smart and charismatic but he is also a ruthless killer. An assassin even said he is addicted to murder.
  • Brought Down to Normal : After Kurapika seals his nen. It doesn't last long.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You : He can only keep the powers he's stolen if the person he stole the power from is still alive. Because of this, when he comes across a person with a desirable power, he never fights them to kill, and won't let any of the other troupe members kill them, either. However, later after Taking a Level in Badass he finds out that some of his abilities could be an exception to this rule as one of his abilities stays even after the owner dies. Chrollo surmises that depending on the ability and person he stole it from, the ability itself could become an example of nen becoming stronger after death. He also learns that if he uses an ability he stole which has become stronger after the death of the user is activated and used, the ability won't disappear even if the page it comes from is closed. This is only maintained until the ability is used/activated but this is useful as if such an ability as used in conjunction with another ability, the other ability also won't disappear because of the permanence of the first ability, which allows Chrollo to use even more than the two his new ability "double-face" allows.
  • The Collector : He collects nen abilities.
  • Combat Pragmatist : Using the referee and even the public as weapons to fight Hisoka.
  • Combo Platter Powers : With his Double Face, he is able to use his abilities this way. If Chrollo uses the a Nen ability in his book that doesn't disappear after the original owner's death, then that ability can be used with the another which also won't go away even if its page is closed. This is an example of the ability of Nen to grow stronger after death (some of Chrollo's powers remain after the original user dies but this is limited specifically to abilities that become stronger after death) and won't vanish until after it's used/activated. Going further is that a Nen-empowered by death ability itself can be used to continue a different ability even if both pages are closed because death-empowered Nen persists and keeps the other ability it's combined with from disappearing
  • Creepy Crosses : He's a major Arc Villain with an Antichrist motif, a stylized cross tattooed on his forehead, and a trench coat with cross emblems on the buttons.
  • Diabolical Mastermind : By leading a group of infamous criminals.
  • Dissonant Serenity : Which freaks out Melody to the point of causing her a brief Heroic BSoD as he was not afraid of dying not even a little.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy : Explains his abilities and his strategy to Hisoka, claiming that he will win for sure. This turns out to be part of his combat strategy—telling Hisoka ahead of time that several of Chrollo's powers amount to a One-Hit Kill forces Hisoka to fight more cautiously than usual, which gives Chrollo time to assemble a small army around him and overwhelm him by attrition.
  • Expy : His visual design resembles Shinobu Sensui from YuYu Hakusho , a manga also created by Yoshihiro Togashi . Personality-wise they're not that similar besides being dangerous, mentally disturbed geniuses, though they both share a Fallen Angel motif.
  • Facial Markings : Two of his distinguishing features are his cross-shaped tattoo on his forehead.
  • A Father to His Men : Despite claiming that the lives of individual members (including his own) are not as important as the group as a whole, he is visibly distraught whenever a member dies.
  • Foil : To Kurapika. Both are calm, ruthless, Specialist type nen users, but Chrollo is a sociopathic murderer while Kurapika has a strong moral code over all.
  • Having a Blast : His ability Sun and Moon that allows him to turn anything into bombs, including people.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics : Part of his strategy against Hisoka. Using his crowd of puppets for support.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed : Chrollo will intentionally hold back in a fight if he's trying to steal the opponent's ability . Even Zeno's doubts that he could win if Chrollo had intentions of killing him.
  • Image Song : "1\\13".
  • Impossible Thief : Skill Hunter allows him to steal abilities.
  • Improbable Weapon User : So far, he fought with a book and a cape and he managed to easily beat some opponents using nothing but ordinary ballpoint pens .
  • It Amused Me : Chrollo's motivations are particularly difficult to define; when asked about them, he outright states that he doesn't know and never really thought about it, he just does what he does because he can; he's reluctant to fight at full capacity even when he could or should, he gets the Phantom Troupe to steal impossibly well-protected objects only to get bored with them and sell them (even though he doesn't need the money), and sometimes steal them again later. And he wouldn't care if he were to die the next day.
  • It's Personal : With Hisoka. As of the events since the fight between Chrollo and Hisoka at the Heaven's Arena, Hisoka has become the man Chrollo hates the most as after their duel Hisoka killed both Shalnark and Kortopi in retaliation for his defeat at Chollo's hands. While Chrollo also has it in for Kurapika for killing another member of the Phantom Troupe, Uvogin, Kurapika is simply a target for revenge while Chrollo is actively obsessed with finding and killing Hisoka.
  • The Leader : Of the Phantom Troupe. Easily indicated by the fact his troupe mates all can him "Leader" instead of his name. Originally, he elected to have Uvogin to be the leader but the former instead made him to be the boss instead.
  • Logical Weakness : Since he requires his book to use abilities, this means that he can only use one hand to fight since the other has to hold the book. After gaining a new ability, called Double Face, he now can use both hands to fight, while still being capable of using the abilities.
  • Manly Tears : After confirming Uvogin's death, tears began falling from his eyes without him even realizing it. This is especially jarring and strange if you take into account that Nobunaga reacted the very same way .
  • Meaningful Name : Chrollo comes from the verb crollare , which in Italian means "to collapse" ( crollo means "I collapse"). Take one letter out of his last name and it's obvious what that name means.
  • Moral Myopia : A theme of the series as a whole, but one that especially applies to him. He's perfectly fine with the murder of countless innocent bystanders but would sacrifice the entire world to protect his own team.
  • After his deathmatch with Hisoka, his failure to return Shalnark and Kortopi's abilities leave them sitting ducks against Hisoka when he decides to openly go to war against the entire troupe, killing both of them effortlessly. To be fair, though, Hisoka was considered to be dead by everyone after the fight, only having come back to life because of his exploitation of nen empowerment after death.
  • Chrollo was the one who actually gave Hisoka the idea of "nen becoming stronger after you die." Had he not bothered to explain his abilities, Hisoka would not have thought to try to make a last-second contract with his Nen to come back to life.
  • Non-Standard Character Design : He's drawn much more realistically than most other characters in the series.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket : His default attire is a large coat and no shirt underneath.
  • People Puppets : After taking Shalnark's ability he can now control people as well. By using his Sun and Moon symbols he can even turn them into living explosives. He also has the ability named Order Stamp that allows him to control corpses too .
  • Personality Powers : The final straw that pushed Chrollo to become what he is today is a note that was found with their kidnapped friend's dismembered body (that until this day is just known to him) . His power is a notebook that can steal Nen.
  • Power Parasite : Specifically, a Power Sponge - stealing abilities is his only power; the victim loses their special ability and are limited to being able to only use the basics of nen (as nen users can only create a few special techniques with their nen, it's unlikely that the target can create another nen technique). Chrollo has a tougher time than most to obtain these powers, as he needs to meet the person whose powers he's going to steal; Chrollo needs to hear the name of the power from said person and see it performed, so he can summon his book and transfer that power into it. Completing the transfer within 1 hour is essential, otherwise, his enemies will become immune to it. In addition, he needs to hold the book out in order to use these powers, leaving him open for an attack, but Chrollo's collected a number of powers from fighters stronger than him to compensate.
  • Pretty in Mink : He is usually seen wearing a fur-collared leather and fur trench coat that is unbuttoned, revealing his muscular body, the coat is imprinted with the golden St. Peter's Cross on the back.
  • Ship Tease : With Neon. Too bad he was faking it to get her power.
  • Sizeshifter : One of his stolen abilities, Fun Fun Cloth, allows him to change the size of anything that gets covered by a cloth he summons.
  • Spell Book : Skill Hunter in a way. All the abilities he stole are in the book.
  • Spell My Name With An S : The databook's name for him is Quwrof Wrlccywrlir. His parents must have been fans of H. P. Lovecraft .
  • The Strategist : One of the few examples of The Chessmaster that actually does get into the fray while thinking about the next move. His battle against Hisoka wasn't a typical Nen battle, instead being more akin to a military general commanding an elaborate impromptu war , which left Hisoka utterly helpless to fight back.
  • Super Power Lottery : Once he regained his Nen abilities Chrollo advanced his Bandit's Secret becoming one of the most powerful characters in the series .
  • Teleportation : One of his stolen abilities.
  • This Is Unforgivable! : Chrollo is seething with HATE after Hisoka murders Kortopi and Shalnark.
  • Took a Level in Badass : After he became freed from Kurapika's chain, Chrollo not only stole a variety of new powers (including some from his subordinates), but also developed a new ability that covers most of the weaknesses of his original nen power, making him incredibly more versatile and effective in combat at the cost of imposing more limits on his abilities .
  • Tranquil Fury : After finding out that Hisoka didn't die after their match and killed Shalnark and Kortopi to get back at him.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid : Chrollo was exceptionally kind, cheerful, and nice when he was a kid, going as far as translating and dubbing a Sentai show that was in another language to make it understandable for everyone that wanted to see it.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind : Averted. He's the only member of the Troupe to be regarded as dangerous as their reputation implies, thanks to his intellect and diverse power set.
  • Wicked Cultured : He enjoys reading books. He also somewhat plays a requiem to Uvogin using the explosions the Troupe was making.

Nobunaga Hazama

Voiced by: naoya uchida (2011 series), takashi matsuyama (1999 series) (japanese), joe j. thomas (2011 series), john knight (1999 series) (english).


  • Affably Evil : Somewhat. He was genuinely friendly towards Gon and Kilua, even offering a chance for them to join the group.
  • Avenging the Villain : After Kurapika killed Uvo, Nobunaga swore that he would find a away to avenge him. Nobunaga: I'll make his killer pay. I'll find him no matter how many people I have to kill!
  • Bash Brothers : With Uvo, whom he says he's known and worked with since before the Phantom Troupe were even founded.
  • In episode 58, he lays unconscious on the floor as a Funny Background Event for half of the episode.
  • Clean Cut : A master of this trope.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass : …but when he does get into battle, we suddenly understand why he's one of the first line fighters of the Spider.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai : One based off an actual Samurai is even better.
  • Exact Words : He told Squalla not to move under any circumstances or he would kill him. The moment his fiancé was threatened, Squalla forgot all about that and lurched forward... Nobunaga promptly took his head off.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper : It does not take much to piss him off.
  • Hot-Blooded : Usually Played for Laughs showing how easy it is to get this man upset.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner : His main fighting style.
  • Katanas Are Just Better : His blade is stronger than his barking.
  • Large Ham : His rants and goofy actions make it hard to take him seriously at times.
  • Leeroy Jenkins : His tendency to fly off the handle has become well-known and infamous among his peers. Seeing the way he can barely restrain himself when he's pissed is proof of it. In the Dark Continent Arc, when Feitan and Phinks accompany him while the Troupe is scouring for Hisoka, Nobunaga assumes that they think he needs babysitting (they're really just following him to figure out how to get past the crime families on the Black Whale and work with them instead of getting into a huge fracas).
  • Manly Tears : He sheds waterworks over the loss of Uvogin.
  • Master Swordsman : His lifestyle and role in the Phantom Troupe.
  • Revenge Before Reason : As befitting of his Hair-Trigger Temper , he more then itching to try and avenge Uvogin. Especially when Chrollo first ordered the Troupe to pull out of Yorknew and he refused out of a desire to get revenge. The ploy doesn't work out however as all this does is cost them one of their members and nearly gets their leader killed.
  • Sphere Factor : He can uses the En within a 4 meters radius (allowing him to detect the exact position of any living creature in that space and decapitate it, no matter how well hidden it is)
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Uvogin. Though they argue and fight a lot, and he criticizes Uvo for being simple minded and arrogant, he is crushed by Uvo's death. He is the only Troupe member to shed tears over Uvo , and he becomes obsessed with avenging him.

Feitan Pohtoh

Voiced by: kappei yamaguchi (2011 series), akari hibino (1999 series) (japanese), tom bauer (2011 series), meredith taylor perry (1999 series) (english).


A rather unpleasant fellow, initially introduced as the Torture Technician of the group, much later revealed to be also one of its top fighters. A sadistic, self-centered jerk with little patience, who respects only force and has yet to show any redeeming human quality. One of the founding members of the Phantom Troupe. His nen ability is to summon a suit of protective armor called "Pain Packer" that shields him from a number of explosive abilities, which are charged by his pain.

  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign : He speaks his "native language" when he is furious enough to activate Pain Packer, which in the original Japanese manga was rendered with letters that look vaguely Chinese note  As in, kanji that aren't already used in Japanese without hiragana or katakana to separate them but are in actuality just gibberish. In the 2011 anime, this was adapted as him simply speaking Japanese (or English in the dub) backwards .
  • Badass Boast : When he makes Zazan boil alive from basically being on the the equivalent of surface of the sun. Doubles as hardcore To the Pain . "Now I return your pain. Is it hot? Throat too scorched to even breathe? You could try to run, but that's assuming you can even move. Make good use of that tough body you're so proud of." Cue Laughing Mad and Giggling Villain taken to the logical extreme''
  • Bash Brothers : When tagged up with Phinks; one makes heads roll, the other makes heads fly.
  • Blood Knight : Being the torture expert this does not come as a surprise.
  • Convection, Schmonvection : Averted, and that aversion is the root of his power's effectiveness—the miniature star he creates vaporizes everything around it except for Feitan, who wears supernatural armor that protects him. Even his fellow Phantom Troupe members will succumb to its heat if they don't keep their distance.
  • Creepy Monotone : In the 2011 anime.
  • Disproportionate Retribution : Effectively roasted Zazan to a crisp because she broke his arm.
  • Evil Laugh : When he kills Zazan. He lets loose with a disturbingly uncharacteristic bloodcurdling laugh.
  • Fireballs : The more pain Feitan experiences determines how long and how much heat will be in his fireball.
  • The Gadfly : After wiping out a Chimera Ant nest, he jumps into a rare moment of this alongside Shalnark when they troll Phinks for being a Tsundere over Chrollo not having called the group back. He runs off comically grinning like a madman when Phinks starts throwing rubble at them as a result.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper : Mostly takes the form of Creepy Monotone / Tranquil Fury , but he sure gets angry easily.
  • Handicapped Badass : His ability weaponizes this trope. He utterly destroyed Zazan after she broke his arm.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners : Most often hangs around with Phinks.
  • Instant Armor : His armor becomes his attack.
  • Jerkass : Even by the Phantom Troupe's standards. In the course of the story, he has addressed exactly one sincere compliment to someone.
  • The Napoleon : Officially 155cm tall, he's the same size as 12-year-old Gon. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, but still has very bad temper.
  • Off with His Head! : Combined with a Nen-empowered hand chop to the neck, he rips people's heads off with frightening ease and sends them sailing through the air.
  • Parasol of Pain : Subverted, as his umbrella is just a convenient way to conceal his sword, then doubly-subverted when the umbrella is revealed to also hold a powerful projectile firing mechanism.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse : He's one of the smaller members of the Phantom Troupe but is ranked fifth in physical strength.
  • Playing with Fire : Rising Sun. His pain becomes a miniature sun that burns everything.
  • The Power of the Sun : His nen ability Rising Sun creatures a miniature sun that burns anything around it, with its power dependent on his pain. He uses his Pain Packer to protect himself from its heat.
  • She's a Man in Japan : In the Arabic dub of the 1999 anime, Feitan is referred to as female.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist : In the 2011 anime.
  • Speech Impediment : His. Speech. Is. Stilted. And. Robotic . In. The. English. Dub. Eventually this was toned down in later episodes, however.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill : His answer to receiving a serious injury? Creating an uncontained, self-sustained, miniature fusion reaction ( a very small star, basically ), effectively turning the whole place into an absurdly powerful inferno for several minutes.
  • Those Two Guys : Tends to have this Dynamic with Phinks as they almost always accompany each other in their free time.
  • Torture Technician : His major roll in the gang of criminals.
  • Verbal Tic : He ends his sentences with "ne".
  • You No Take Candle : In the Japanese version he speaks with distinctively poor grammar, indicative of his different ethnic background to the rest of the Troupe (most likely being the Hunter World's equivalent of Chinese, although by nationality he technically hails from Meteor City like the rest of the founding members). The English translation of the manga has him speak in semi-stilted and choppy English, the 1999 anime's English dub gives him a female voice actress talking in Hulk Speak , and the 2011 anime's English dub gives him the peculiar Speech Impediment mentioned above until it was eventually toned down.

Machi Komachine

Voiced by: rena maeda (2011 series), noriko namiki (1st voice), takako uemura (2nd voice) (1999 series) (japanese), abby trott (2011 series), marcy lannan (1999 series) (english).


  • '20s Bob Haircut : Back in the days when she was in Meteor City and Chrollo just founded the Phantom Troupe, Machi had a bobbed hairdo, before she changed her image into that of a ninja.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job : Has pink hair in the manga's official art, but has violet or dark blue hair in the anime. Fixed in the 2011 adaptation.
  • Possibly for Chrollo, as the only times she has displayed strong emotions were when talking about him.
  • If you count her Image Song , Thread ~Cruel Spider~ as canon, she does have feelings for him, but considers it hopeless because as long as they're both alive, it's never going to change that he is her boss.
  • Badass Adorable : Machi's pecs don't care that there are no muscles in normal human anatomy that can apply a horizontal squeezing force across the sternum . They still easily trapped Killua's hand when he stabbed her in the chest with it.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension : Hisoka and her obviously has something going on between them although quite subtle.
  • Combat Medic : She fulfills this role for the troupe healing and repairing injuries the members receive in their life of crime.
  • Cruel Mercy : After Hisoka resurrects himself and declares war on the Phantom Troupe, he opts to spare Machi to send her as a messenger that he plans to kill the rest of them on sight.
  • Cute Bruiser : With her big eyes and pink hair, she looks really cute, and it's known that she was the sixth physically strongest member when Uvogin was alive, making her the physically strongest female and making her even physically stronger than Chrollo who is just the seventh.
  • Dark Action Girl : A given since she is part of the Phantom Troupe and grew up in Meteor City.
  • Death Glare : She mostly gives glares towards Hisoka.
  • Emotionless Girl : When she's not talking about Chrollo. She loses her cool when Hisoka promises to kill the Spider including her.
  • Excessive Evil Eye Shadow : Plenty of it around her eyes, exemplifying her gloomy and Dark Action Girl nature.
  • Gut Feeling : Hers is particularly spot on. At one point she's very surprised to find out she was wrong… it later turns out she wasn't .
  • Hanging Around : Has been shown in the anime to use her thread-like nen to string people up and hang them in the blink of an eye.
  • Image Song : "Threads - cruel spider".
  • Like Brother and Sister : She's often seen in company of Nobunaga.
  • Master of Threads : Machi can transmute her aura into threads which she can use to sew up wounds, bind enemies or cut them. The threads have been used to reattach limbs which are shown functioning afterwards suggesting they have some regenerative properties. Machi has noted that the strength of the threads is inversely proportional to their length: a thread as long as the Earth's diameter would be as strong as cotton, but a one-meter long thread could lift a ton.
  • Nightmare Face : The hate-filled expression that comes over her when Hisoka resolves to slaughter the Troupe.
  • Ninja : She moves like one, and dresses like one. And uses Razor Floss , a weapon associated with ninja.
  • Not So Stoic : Machi usually keeps a cool and aloof demeanor, but she is visibly enraged when Hisoka tells her that he plans to kill her and the rest of the Phantom Troupe.
  • Older Than They Look : She looks like a teenager, but she's 24 years old.
  • People Puppets : In a particularly creepy way.
  • Perpetual Frowner : She rarely ever smiles to something.
  • Pet the Dog : After Hisoka's death, she closed his eyes and was going to repair his body. After he resurrected himself, she volunteered to stitch him up. Keep in mind that Hisoka was no longer a member of the Spider and previously fought Chrollo in a death match.
  • Razor Floss : Though she doesn't actually use her thread in a Clean Cut way, preferring strangulation.
  • Ship Tease : With Hisoka.
  • Stronger Than They Look : Despite her small frame and cute appearance, she is able to hold up dozens of dead bodies (all whom look to weigh a lot more than she does) by the end of her razor floss.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality : She pivots between laughably grumpy with a dry wit to indifferent to genuine malice.
  • Tsurime Eyes : She has some of the most slanted eyes of the Troupe, showcasing her lack of craps to give.
  • Tsundere : When Kortopi asks why Machi insists on stitching up Hisoka's dead body, Shalnark explains it that way. Shalnark: When all is said and done, Machi is a real softy.
  • Unkempt Beauty : When she's dressed in undercover streetwear as a civilian.

Phinks Magkav

Voiced by: kenn (2011 series), yoshiaki matsumaya (1999 series) (japanese), david vincent (2011 series), lucas gilbertson (1999 series) (english).


An ordinary looking guy, at least in his normal clothes, which resemble a jogging outfit. Phinks is often seen in his pharaoh-like headdress, used for ceremonial purposes in his country of origin. He is easily excitable and seems downright euphoric when he kills a nen fighter. His ability is a wind-up punch: He can charge up an arm by spinning it; each full circle will increase the power of the subsequent punch. He tends to take Leadership of the Spiders when Chrollo is not around making him the unofficial underboss.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job : Blond in the manga and 2011 remake, brunette in the 1999 version.
  • Bluff Worked Too Well : When he and Kurapika negotiate on the phone for their respective hostages. Kurapika warns Phinks not to harm Gon or Killua, and when Phinks claims to have roughed them up already Kurapika hangs up immediately . Phinks calls back sheepishly to admit he lied.
  • Character Development : He mellowed after Paku's death.
  • Co-Dragons : He and Pakunoda essentially serve as Chrollo's underbosses in the Troupe. When Kurapika kidnaps Chrollo, the rest of the Troupe are seen leaning on them on the decision makings.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength : By his own admission, he apparently can never tell much force he should put into his Ripper Cyclotron.
  • Enhanced Punch : Phinks's nen ability, Ripper Cyclotron, is basically a punch he enhances with more aura proportional to the number of rotations of his arm. After 15 rotations he was able to atomize a Chimera Ant (who are usually durable enough to shrug off bullets).
  • Face Death with Dignity : Not him (so far), but he believes in it. After mopping the floor with a Chimera Ant Hive, the troupe came across a group of humans-turned ants begging to be killed. Phinks refuses a simply Mercy Kill for them and goads them into fighting him (and the rest of the troupe) to death.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper : Veins start bulging in his head pretty quickly.
  • Hot-Blooded : Very quick to get angry, but he becomes more calm after Paku's demise.
  • Iconic Outfit : Rarely seen without his tracksuit or headdress.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold : Though the Gold part is only demonstrated towards his comrades.
  • Neck Snap : He is quite fond of killing this way and can do it with a flip of his wrist on someone's neck with such speed his victim's heads roll.
  • Pet the Dog : He saves Kalluto before he got incinerated by Feitans' attack.
  • Super-Strength : Like the rest of the group. In Phinks' case he was ranked 2nd in terms of physical strength amongst the spiders, just below Uvo before the latter's death.
  • Those Two Guys : Tends to have this Dynamic with Feitan, as they almost always accompany each other in their free time.
  • Troll : He attempted to try this on Kurapika over the phone after Chrollo was captured, saying that he had to break a few of Gon and Killua's bones for resisting capture (they were unarmed). This resulted in Kurapika hanging up, Phinks calling back and apologizing, being warned by Kurapika not to try that again, and getting a Dope Slap from Nobunaga and Machi at the same time for risking Chrollo's life.

Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (2011 Series), Yasuhiro Takato (1999 Series) (Japanese), Griffin Burns (2011 Series), Jordan Schartner (1999 Series) (English)


  • Adaptation Dye-Job : Has strawberry blond hair in the 1999 version but light blond in the 2011 remake.
  • Berserk Button : Don't toss his cellphone around like a toy. He needs it to use his abilities, and while he treats people he controls like toys, that most certainly isn't one to him.
  • Blood Knight : Not being able to remember all the ass-kicking he does in his Super Mode wouldn't be a useful drawback if he didn't enjoy bloodshed enough for that to be a non-negligible sacrifice.
  • Brought Down to Normal : Allows Chrollo to take his powers in preparation for his fight against Hisoka. This bites him in the butt when he later gets ambushed by Hisoka.
  • Character Death : Slaughtered by Hisoka in Chapter 357.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle : His death was shockingly abrupt and brutal , given how tough Phantom Troupe members are supposed to be. Hisoka distracted him with Kortopi's head, moved too fast too be seen with his new Bungee Gum prosthetic leg, disappeared from Shalnark's line of vision, and then hit him so hard his body hurtled off like it got hit by a train, killed instantly. In the manga, it happens so fast you can barely tell what happened, because he's hit so hard, his body is rendered a blur .
  • Dissonant Serenity : His reaction to one of his People Puppets , who he had been forcing to shoot at Mafia members, being shot to pieces? "Aw, he broke." See "Perpetual Smiler", below.
  • Dead Guy on Display : Hisoka leaves his corpse on a playground swing with his arms suspended by the swings' ropes, like a puppet. And just to add to the affirmation that he's dead, crows have gathered around him and started to pick at his body, as well as Kortopi's severed head.
  • Dies Wide Open : Killed so suddenly his eyes stayed wide and vacant.
  • Evil Genius : One of the smartest minds in the troupe: he's the one making computer searches for them, and he quickly understands that Greed Island is a real location.
  • Golden Super Mode : By putting an antenna in himself, he can power himself up enough to easily kill a Chimera Ant, but to the cost of short term memory loss and pains for two to three days afterwards.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard : Gave his powers to Chrollo to give him an advantage in his death match with Hisoka. Not only does Hisoka survive, but the powerless Shalnark ends up being Hisoka's second victim after the match.
  • Oh, Crap! : When Hisoka walks out of a park restroom with Kortopi's head, Shalnark immediately drops his smartphone (Chrollo is currently borrowing his usual bat-shaped phone) and springs into action. Hisoka lobs his buddy's head at him, which leaves Shalnark's attentions occupied long enough for Hisoka to rail into him and knock him dead with one blow.
  • People Puppets : He even thinks of them as being "toys".
  • Perpetual Smiler : In the manga, to unsettling effect.
  • Psychopathic Manchild : Definitely has some shades of this. Looks to be somewhere in his late-teens, always carrying an innocent smile on his face, sees his People Puppets as toys, reacts with childlike disappointment whenever they get killed—Shalnark definitely comes across as one of the most unsettling members of the Troupe.
  • Revenge by Proxy : Hisoka was obviously a little sore about losing so spectacularly to Chrollo (he only hit Chrollo once where Chrollo killed him (temporarily) while costing him his hand, leg, and nose ). During the fight, both Shalnark and Kortopi's abilities were vital to defeating Hisoka. Aside from the obvious tactic of depriving Chrollo of weapons by killing them and that he knew they would be without their special abilities, Hisoka probably also killed them for their role in his defeat and that he knows it will sting that much more for Chrollo having his comrades die because of their connection to the fight (Chrollo will blame himself for their being defenseless and because their help singled them out specifically for Hisoka's retribution).
  • Supernatural Phone : His phone along with his antenna allow him to control a person's movement and make them speak through texting.
  • Tareme Eyes : His placid eyes demonstrate that he's mellow, but betray the fact he's a cold-blooded killer.

Franklin Bordeaux

Voiced by: hidenobu kiuchi (2011 series), yoshinobu kaneko (1999 series), kenji nomura (greed island ova) (japanese), edward bosco (2011 series), steve olson (1999 series) (english).


  • Armor-Piercing Attack : His Nen bullets are powerful (and the size of a grapefruit).
  • A-Team Firing : Haha, no ; when his ability is introduced , he slaughters an entire room of several hundred people in 10 seconds.
  • Blood Knight : He's just as violent as Uvogin and Bonolenov.
  • Body Horror : Among other things, he has a visible suture around the mouth, Buddha-style elongated ears with bone piercings, and cut-off fingertips. He did all this himself to look more threatening , but because of how Nen works , this also made his Nen bullets stronger.
  • The Brute : He takes on this role more once Uvogin is killed by Kurapika.
  • Characterization Marches On : He was first introduced as an easily irritated Jerkass , but because there were already several characters of this type in the Phantom Troupe, he was quickly reworked as a quieter , more sympathetic individual.
  • Finger Gun : A literal example (Togashi seems to like this trope ).
  • Fingore : Detachable finger tips, linked with chains to the rest of the hand.
  • Frankenstein's Monster : Seems to be a deliberate part of his look (flashbacks show him to have been more human looking once).
  • Genius Bruiser : Like Uvogin he is not a fool by any means, being one of the most combat-focused members of the troupe while also ranking as one of their smartest and cool-headed.
  • Gentle Giant : The "gentle" part applies only inside the Phantom Troupe. Outside, it's different.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars : Has large scars on his face.
  • Long-Range Fighter : His preferred method of attack with his ability.
  • More Dakka : His power is to riddle several people with nen bullets.
  • Odd Friendship : With Shizuku.
  • Team Dad : He resolves the conflict between the members who want to let Chrollo die to find and kill Kurapika and the others who want to save Chrollo.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill : One of his finger guns is enough to kill several people and even blast away those who can protect themselves with Nen. Multiply it by ten, and you have yourself a walking bloodbath- Franklin alone wiped out an entire room of hundreds of high-ranking members from the criminal underworld, plus their valets and bodyguards in a matter of seconds.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Uvogin and Nobunaga.

Voiced by: Romi Park (2011 Series), Yoshiko Iseki (1999 Series) (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (2011 Series), Tracy Sutton (1999 Series) (English)


  • Adaptational Attractiveness : Her design in the 2011 anime is slightly prettier than in the manga and first anime.
  • Affably Evil : She acted very polite towards Gon and Killua.
  • Alas, Poor Villain : Her death is somber and has a major blow on the Troupe.
  • Awesome, but Impractical : She can create Nen bullets holding any of the memories she read, or even her own, then fire them at someone's head to transmit those memories to that person. If a person receives his own memory, he becomes amnesiac. This would be all good if these bullets didn't keep the full destructive power of normal bullets . However , all the members of the Phantom Troupe are Immune to Bullets , so…
  • Badass in a Nice Suit : Sans bra .
  • Butter Face : A mild case. She isn't exactly ugly but her face is far from pretty.
  • Cool Big Sis : The oldest female of the group.
  • The Dragon : She's more or less Chrollo's second in command of the spiders.
  • Generic Cuteness : Deliberately defied. Despite her knockout figure, her face is plain-looking at best.
  • Gag Nose : Her face looks odd due to it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice : After having received a Judgement Chain from Kurapika, forbidding her to tell the other members of the Spider what happened to their leader, she fired six bullets containing her own memory at them, dying as soon as the bullets impacted, but thus managing to transmit all she had learnt about Kurapika.
  • Living Lie Detector : What she is in effect when she uses her power. Even without it, she seems to be very good at telling if someone is lying or not.
  • Ms. Fanservice : Her outfits highlight her figure, her ample cleavage and killer legs in particular are in constant display by her regular outfit.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline : Despite wearing a suit, she has a neckline that plunges to her stomach.
  • "Not So Different" Remark : Melody points out that she and Kurapika are similar. They're both intelligent, level-headed, outwardly ruthless determinators that in reality care more about their comrades than the mission.
  • Psychometry : She wants to know something about a person and get info from them, all she has to do is get in physical contact with him/her and activate her powers via a question. The only foolproof way to counter her skills is simply not knowing what she's talking about, as she's so good at it that she can even pick up subconscious thoughts and know when they're trying to lie to her .
  • Respected by the Respected : She sacrifices her life to show the troupe that there are people in the world (Gon and Killua) that are willing to do good by them and place value in their lives, whereas they operated on the assumption that no one outside their group would. By doing so, they realize that there is a fundamental virtue in the boys' actions, where they don't want their dear friend Kurapika to kill people, good or villainous. This is the very reason the Troupe decide to lay off their conflict with Gon and Killua, though the hunt for Kurapika still remains a top priority for them regardless.
  • Sexy Secretary : She’s Chrollo’s second-in-command and a very attractive woman at that.
  • Stripperific : She doesn’t exactly wear much.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality : Lampshaded by Melody, who notes that the only reason the hostage exchange was allowed to happen is because Pakunoda is much more caring and humane than the other members of the Phantom Troupe, even though she tries to keep a stoic facade.
  • Telepathy : She can read the memory of people she touches; she has to ask a question to activate the memory , but said question can be very open, a detail Chrollo took advantage of at some point: Pakunoda : What do I ask them? Chrollo : I want to know what they're hiding .
  • Touch Telepathy : Can read memories via touching but has to ask questions to activate it.
  • Thought-Aversion Failure : Incorporated into her powers by the fact that a person she interrogates will instinctively think of the correct answer of any question asked of them, even if they know Paku's powers ahead of time and know they shouldn't think about it. The only reason Gon and Killua scrape by her interrogation is because, at the time, they genuinely didn't know the answers she was after.
  • Vapor Wear : When she got older, she stopped covering herself underneath her suit jacket and let her buxom show.
  • Undying Loyalty : To Chrollo. Her final moments are to help her teammates find where their leader is.

Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (2011 Series), Eiji Takemoto (1999 Series) (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (2011 Series), Mike Shepherd (1999 Series) (English)


  • Afro Ass Kicker : His previous hairstyle was an afro and he had already kicked many asses.
  • Animal Motifs : Lion .
  • "My head and neck are all I need to kill you all." He wasn't lying .
  • To Kurapika: "Where do you want to die? I'll humor any requests."
  • Bash Brothers : With Nobunaga.
  • The Berserker : He manages to be be this and The Juggernaut simultaneously.
  • Blood Knight : He has an interesting take on the issue, claiming that he feels nothing when he kills people most of the time, but that he loves killing people who came to him to avenge someone.
  • The Brute : He's the physically strongest and least strategic of the Phantom Troupe.
  • Carpet of Virility : That wild man's chest has got plenty of hair on it.
  • Combat Pragmatist : When he got paralyzed from the neck down, he used his teeth and his own voice to kill his aggressors.
  • Then, however, he was on the receiving end of one from Kurapika, who was able to completely heal the only solid hit Uvo landed on him, and spent the entire fight chaining Uvo up so he could torture him to death at the very end.
  • Defiant to the End : When trapped in Kurapika's lethal Nen chains, Uvogin utterly refuses to reply to his questions, fully knowing he would be killed. "Kill me... kill me, kill me... FUCK YOU!"
  • Drink-Based Characterization : Uvo's favorite drink was canned beer that looked suspiciously similar to Heineken. Represents his manly and roguish exterior. Most of The Phantom Troupe begin defaulting to it as their drink of choice after Uvo's passing.
  • Evil Counterpart : To Gon. Nobunaga points out their similarities (nen types and personalities) and even offers to recruit Gon into the Troupe.
  • Genius Bruiser : Despite looking and generally acting like Dumb Muscle , as the Shadow Beasts found out, much to their detriment, he really isn't , slaughtering many in imaginatively and pragmatically brutal ways.
  • The Giant : At 258cm ( Freaking eight foot six ) and 189 kilos (415lbs) of pure muscle, he certainly qualifies, and his fighting style is suitably Unskilled, but Strong .
  • Hot-Blooded : Along with Nobu he has the shortest tempter out of all the spiders.
  • I'm a Humanitarian : He eats the head of one of Shadow Beasts and say it was a low-class meal.
  • Karmic Death : He claims he enjoyed killing those seeking revenge for his murders. He ends having an Undignified Death at the hands of a person seeking revenge against The Phantom Troupe.
  • Kiai : A weaponized version, no less; at one point he screams so loudly that his opponent's brain explodes inside his head .
  • Immune to Bullets : A bazooka won't hurt him either.
  • The Juggernaut : According to source material, he stands at a whopping 8' 6" (making him over a foot taller than the second tallest member, Franklin) and weighs over 400 lbs. No wonder he can tear through Shadow Beasts.
  • Killed Off for Real : The first member of the spiders to be killed by Kurapika's hands.
  • Large Ham : One of the loudest members of the group.
  • Leeroy Jenkins : What he appears to be at first.
  • Made of Iron : Very much it takes a lot just to hurt this guy.
  • Nemean Skinning : He wears the skin of what seems to be a bear.
  • Megaton Punch : His Nen ability is Big Bang Impact, which is a punch with the explosive power of a missile.
  • "Not So Different" Remark : While Uvo wasn't alive enough to utter this phrase himself at the time, the other Phantom Troupe members point out that Gon is similar to Uvo in a lot of ways. Franklin : He wears his emotions on his sleeve, and when he's angry he forgets about consequences. But most of all, he's strongest when he's fighting for someone else. [...] Uvo never admitted it, but he preferred having someone to protect.
  • Oh, Crap! : One of his very few cases of complete and utter shock is an entirely understandable one against Kurapika, when the latter reveals his Specialist ability that allowed him to make a mockery of Uvogin's raw Enhancer ability. It's at this point that the battle's already been decided and Uvogin damn well knows it.
  • One-Man Army : How badass is he? Well, at one point he kills three highly trained and superpowered assassins while paralyzed from the neck down.
  • Revenge Before Reason : After he was captured, his fellow trope members bust him out. Stating they got the auction items, so the mission was more or less accomplished and they just had to disappear. But he was so pissed off at Kurapika capturing him, he refused to leave and wanted a rematch. It doesn't end well for him.
  • Sacrificial Lion : He refused to cough up information on his comrades despite knowing it would lead to a painful death.
  • Silver Fox : Used to have black hair, which turned gray when he got older, and he also decided to start keeping it long and untamed, which caused him to look a lot more like a wild animal.
  • Screaming Warrior : He used this method to take down a shadow beast who manipulated hair.
  • Super-Strength : In theory, all the members of the Phantom Troupe have Super-Strength , but in practice, Uvogin takes it further. Kurapika specifically targeted him first to see if Chain Jail would work on the physically strongest member of the Troupe.
  • Undignified Death : A seemingly unstoppable juggernaut, Uvogin is bound by a seemingly flimsy chain by a dainty looking young man. If there was ever a scenario where underestimation was feasible, it was during this fight with Kurapika. Thing is, Kurapika is driven by a bloody vendetta, and the flimsy chain is an instrument created with the very purpose of killing Uvo and his friends. At the mercy of Kurapika, Uvo's heart is destroyed by the chain, unable to even lift a finger.
  • Undying Loyalty : Even until his death Uvogin refused to rat on his allies to Kurapika.
  • Unskilled, but Strong : He's probably the most powerful human Enhancer in the series besides Netero and Adult Gon and, while not dumb, he doesn't even try to fight with anything other than pure strength. Even his Nen attack is just a really powerful punch.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Nobunaga and Franklin.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene : During his capture by Kurapika.

Other Members

    # 4 Hisoka  See Main Characters .

    # 4 Kalluto Zoldyck  See Zoldyck Family .

Shizuku Murasaki

Voiced by: miho arakawa (2011 series), atsuko bungo (1999 series) (japanese), janice kawaye (credited as janice roman roku) (2011 series), emily bachynski (1999 series) (english).


  • Artistic License – Biology : Shizuku herself; she only allows Deme-chan to suck up things that she doesn't consider to be alive, but that seems to only include animals visible to the naked eyes; blood, for instance, is okay (this is a plot point).
  • Bag of Holding : Her Nen vacuum is used to hold treasure and corpses.
  • Bespectacled Cutie : She has the appearance of one, which perfectly hides her grotesque persona.
  • Blood Knight : She shows a small smile in the anime when Feitan orders her to help him finish off the rest of the Holy Beasts.
  • Cloudcuckoolander : She has a chronic goldfish memory that leads to many spacey moments, where people can't believe she doesn't remember anything she just did, no matter how significant it was.
  • Dissonant Serenity : Her mostly calm expression makes a slaughter feel like this. It's especially notable during the first auction night in Yorknew City when she jumped and delivered a killing blow to a running Baise (despite the animators trying their best with the lighting, color composition, and the music to make her look menacing) and when she vacuumed the corpses and blood in the auction house like a housekeeper doing their daily chores.
  • The Ditz : She tends to forget a lot of things often. And her glasses are always drooping off her face.
  • Drop The Hammer : Another way she can use Deme-Chan.
  • Emotionless Girl : Not in a cold way like Machi, but Shizuku shows even less emotion than her.
  • Empathic Weapon : Deme-Chan, maybe.
  • Forgetful Jones : She forgets people's names, even meetings with them and that she arm-wrestled Gon. Feitan: When she forgets something, it's gone.
  • Genius Ditz : She occasionally has good hindsights and intuitions (like being able to instantly decipher the poetic code used in Chrollo's predictions ).
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon : Or to be precise, Girl with Monster-looking vacuum which she uses to smash people with.
  • Hidden Buxom : She dresses in jeans and a long-sleeve black shirt so she barely has any skin on display. But when Shizuku's clothes are stripped off by a Chimera Ant, it's revealed that she has huge boobs - on par with Pakunoda at least. Many of her alts in the Hunter x Hunter Battle Collection card game go to great lengths to show them off, putting her in skimpy leotards with deep cleavage, small bikinis, and occasionally having her chest pressed up against things.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed : Literally inverted, she lost a round of arm wrestling with Gon because she is left handed.
  • Improbable Weapon User : A vacuum of all things she uses as her weapon of choice. Combined with her own power it's still capable of smashing unsuspecting people's heads to death though.
  • Innocently Insensitive : When Shizuku and Bonolenov learn that Chrollo no longer has access to Neon's fortune-telling ability (which means Neon died) , she calls Chrollo's Bandit's Secret book a Death Note . She doesn't realize how she may have hurt Chrollo (and Bonolenov tells her nicely to keep her thoughts to herself), as Kortopi and Shalnark were killed by Hisoka while Chrollo borrowed their abilities .
  • Killer Rabbit : Both Shizuku and Deme-Chan. Both are innocent looking enough, but have proven themselves quite more lethal than they appear.
  • Little Miss Badass : She looks cute, but she is just as dangerous as the rest of the spiders.
  • Ms. Fanservice : During her fight against the Chimera Ant named Pike, she had to strip down to her undergarments after being caught by his web.
  • Odd Friendship : With Franklin.
  • Rummage Fail : Shizuku can retrieve the last thing Deme-Chan sucked up. Everything else is lost forever.
  • Tareme Eyes : She and Shalnark have these eyes.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation : Blinky.
  • Weapons That Suck : Literally the power of her Blinky vacuum.
  • Your Days Are Numbered : Something like this happens in the Dark Continent Arc. By then, Neon Nostrade's fortune for Shizuku has vanished from Chrollo's book, and Chrollo thinks it's just because so much time has gone by that the Nen used to write it has completely dissipated. Shizuku, however, takes it as a warning sign of her impending demise. Although, it could also be the opposite and something has possibly happened to alter the outcome of her future and nullify the fortune, be it it for the better or worse.

Bonolenov Ndongo

Voiced by: yuichi nagashima (japanese), doug erholtz (english).


  • Bandage Mummy : With the exception of his eyes, Bonolenov is usually completely covered and bound in bandages to hide the holes in his body and prevent things from getting into them while not in use. The bandages come off when he gets into a fight.
  • Berserk Button : Insult his tribe and he will destroy you.
  • Body Horror : Under his bandages you see his body is full of holes.
  • Blood Knight : Like Uvogin and Feitan.
  • Dance Battler : His style of combat.
  • Death from Above : His Jupiter attack, in which he conjures a giant sphere with the appearance of the planet Jupiter and crushes his enemies with it.
  • Human Weapon : His whole body is a weapon. And he is able to conjure others.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout : He fights with sound.
  • Musical Assassin : His power is to create music through the holes in his body.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy : Really proud of his tribe, and since his Nen ability comes from their traditional way of war...
  • The Quiet One : The last member of the Phantom Troupe to be shown speaking, and the one who lurks in the background the longest.
  • Tranquil Fury : When the Chimera Ant he was fighting against shrugs off his opening attack, Battle Cantable: Prologue, he insults Bonolnov for not having a lot of pride in his abilities after stating before that his powers were fueled by his pride. Bonolenov calmly replies that the insult is just the ramblings of a beast, and that there's no point in taking it back. He then proceeds to squash the Ant flat with his Battle Cantable: Jupiter.
  • Red Boxing Gloves : Always seen wearing a pair of these, with the boxing shorts and boots to match. It might be an allusion to Muay Thai Boxers , the fact that Bonolenov has to first dance in order to call his powers might also be a reference to the ritual that Thai boxers has to do in the beginning of a Muay Thai match where do a dance called the Wai Khru.

    # 11 Illumi Zoldyck  See Zoldyck Family .

Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (2011 Series), Umi Tenjin (1999 Series) (Japanese), Tony Oliver (2011 Series) (English)


  • Adaptation Dye-Job : Has teal hair in the 1999 version but gray in the 2011 remake.
  • Adaptation Expansion : He gets way more lines and scenes in the 2011 anime remake.
  • Brought Down to Normal : Seems to have had his copying ability stolen by Chrollo, who attempts to use it against Hisoka.
  • Enemy-Detecting Radar : Of a type. He can determine the location of any of his copies, or, in the case of the fake buildings, when someone enters them. Poor Squala unwittingly carries around the fake Scarlet Eyes, which leads the Phantom Troupe right to him.
  • Me's a Crowd : Gallery Fake, the power to duplicate any object into a mock copy many times over, including people.
  • Off with His Head! : Decapitated by Hisoka in Chapter 357.
  • Out of Focus : He's arguably the least developed of the troupe, not helping matters is his death.
  • The Quiet One : Speaks seemingly only about business, and only when he has to.
  • Spam Attack : Not an attack per se, but he can create quite a few copies of anything he clones. He makes a small city of fake hideouts.
  • Squishy Wizard : While his ability is very useful, he is the physically weakest member of the Troupe. It should be noted that he is the weakest in the group's standards.
  • Undignified Death : Beheaded on the john!

Anime Characters

Voiced by: naohito fujiki (japanese), joe zieja (english).


  • All Your Powers Combined : He can fuse with up to three soul dolls to use the strength and Nen abilities they possess.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good : When everyone including his sister confronts him he doesn’t seem to get why they would have a problem with stealing other peoples eyes and making dolls out of them.
  • Eye Scream : He likes to rip out the eyes of people to help create his soul dolls.
  • Four Is Death : His number in the Phantom Troupe and his powers are related to death in that he works with corpses in a sense.
  • Irony : His soul doll version of his sister Retz ends up killing him in the end despite his work and efforts to create her .
  • Meaningful Name : His name means vestige which could relate to his involvement with the Kuruta massacre or his aged appearance.
  • Necromancy : In a way he was able to revive his younger sister by turning her into a Soul Doll. She even gains some human feelings as movie goes on. His creations are not zombies in the traditional sense as they can eat and drink like people living can, but the main detail is the lack of eyes in most of his dolls.
  • Shipper on Deck : Downplayed where he sarcastically asked Retz if she started to get attached to Gon when she begged him to return his eyes.
  • White Hair, Black Heart : Well silver hair actually, but he still does vile things like ripping out a corpse's eyes or making a doll of his younger sister.

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15 Strongest Phantom Troupe Members In Hunter X Hunter, Ranked

The Phantom Troupe is a terrifying group that includes some of the worst thieves and strongest Nen users in the Hunter x Hunter world.

The Phantom Troupe is a group that includes some of the worst thieves in the Hunter x Hunter world. Also known as the Spider, this notorious group consists of thirteen members, all of whom possess exceptional Nen abilities and talents. Most of the Phantom Troupe originate from Meteor City, a dilapidated scrapheap town whose location remains unknown.

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Characters like Kalluto, Illumi, and Hisoka join the Troupe for their own personal reasons. However, membership can only be secured if an applicant manages to kill and replace one of the thirteen members. No matter how they are ranked in terms of overall power, it is incredibly difficult to defeat any of them in a head-on battle. Even Gon and Killua aren't strong enough to take the Spider down.

Updated on October 25th, 2022 by Ajay Aravind: The Phantom Troupe was effectively disbanded in the Hunter x Hunter anime, but Chrollo regains his lost Nen during the Succession Contest arc in the manga. Shalnark, Uvogin, Kortopi, and Pakunoda are already deceased at this point in the story. The remaining survivors board the Black Whale, a massive transport ship headed toward the Dark Continent. What they plan to do upon reaching their destination is anybody's guess.

15 Kortopi's Gallery Fake Is Probably One Of The Most Practical Nen Abilities in Hunter X Hunter

Kortopi doesn't have much physical power, but his Nen abilities make him a worthy addition to the Phantom Troupe. As a Conjurer, he can duplicate any object he comes into contact with. These include everything from articles of clothing to entire buildings. Kortopi's Gallery Fake is probably one of the most practical Nen techniques in Hunter x Hunter .

While he's capable of replicating living creatures, his Nen facsimiles look like mannequins or dead bodies. Despite these limitations, Kortopi eludes his opponents with relative ease, including those with heightened En.

14 Shalnark's Black Voice Can Effortlessly Override The Human Consciousness

Shalnark was once a licensed Hunter, but he eventually joins the Phantom Troupe at some point in his life. He possesses tremendous strength, even if he doesn't look very robust. Shalnark's Nen technique is based on Manipulation . His Black Voice can effortlessly override the human consciousness, similar to Illumi Zoldyck's Corpse Control.

That said, Shalnark's version is far weaker than the advanced style employed by his former comrade. Shalnark's most fearsome ability, however, is Autopilot Mode. By applying Black Voice to himself, he gains a considerable boost in fighting power and agility.

13 Pakunoda's Pyschometry Makes Her A Truly Formidable Opponent

Pakunoda doesn't really look like a villain; on the contrary, she resembles a stock character in an office-themed Josei novel. As a Specialist, Pakunoda has some of the rarest Nen abilities mentioned in Hunter x Hunter . Her combat prowess may be negligible, but her Psychometry makes her a truly formidable opponent.

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With this technique, Pakunoda can scan people's minds and extract any data she deems relevant. Her targets have no choice in the matter, as Pakunoda easily sifts through reams of conflicting information to find what she needs.

12 Machi Komacine's Nen Stitches Are Capable Of Fixing Seemingly Permanent Injuries

Machi Komacine's general demeanor is surly and withdrawn, but it's clear that she cares about her teammates. Her sense of loyalty extends to Hisoka , even though she doesn't totally trust him.

Machi's strong grasp over the Transmutation and Emission categories allows her to craft unique abilities like Nen Stitches, an infinitely superior alternative to surgical suturing. In addition to sealing surface injuries, her Nen Stitches can remedy permanent injuries. Machi's Nen Threads are equally impressive, turning unsuspecting opponents into her personal marionettes.

11 Bonolenov's Battle Cantabile Translates Music Into Offense And Defense

Bonolenov is almost always wrapped in bandages from head to toe, somewhat like an Ancient Egyptian mummy. He openly acknowledges his flaws, but ultimately manages to work through them and win the fight. His Conjuration-based Nen ability , called Battle Cantabile, translates music into offensive and defensive attacks.

This technique has two subtypes, both of which are remarkable. Battle Cantabile: The Prologue summons combat armor and weaponry, whereas Jupiter spawns a massive Jovian-esque orb that basically pulverizes anyone in the area.

10 Shizuku Murasaki Depends More On Tactical Foresight Than Brute Force

Gon nearly loses an arm-wrestling match to Shizuku Murasaki, despite the latter employing her weaker hand. She is also an adept parkour artist, scaling sheer vertical surfaces without losing an ounce of traction. Shizuku depends more on tactical foresight than brute force, as shown in her duel with the Chimera Ant Pike.

Although technically a Conjurer, Shizuku's Nen construct is incredibly specialized. Blinky is an aura-based vacuum cleaner capable of sucking up nearly every material and object known to humankind. Shizuku occasionally fights with Blinky, but she wouldn't last very long against strong opponents.

9 Franklin Bordeau's Double Machine Gun Can Decimate Countless Enemies Within Seconds

Franklin Bordeau's imposing stature and stern appearance underscore his overly belligerent and bloodthirsty nature. His Nen ability exclusively relies on Emission. Franklin's Double Machine Gun is an extremely dangerous technique, converting his aura into high-caliber bullets.

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These Nen missiles fly through his fingertips at ultrasonic speeds, allowing him to decimate dozens of enemies within seconds. Franklin augments his Double Machine Gun by intentionally sawing off his fingertips, consequently ridding himself of subconscious Nen restrictions.

8 Kalluto Zoldyck Displays An Array Of Breathtaking Powers And Abilities

Kalluto might be a Zoldyck, but he relinquishes his kin-related duties in favor of joining the Phantom Troupe. While he isn't nearly as strong as his elder brother Killua , Kalluto displays a range of breathtaking powers and abilities. He replaces Hisoka after the latter reveals his true colors, and quickly becomes an integral part of the Spider.

As a highly trained assassin, Kalluto's Zetsu expertise earns him Hisoka's grudging praise. He can plant untraceable wiretaps on chosen targets without alerting them, including various members of the Phantom Troupe.

7 Nobunaga Hazama's Iaido Skills Put Him A Notch Above His Comrades

If Hunter x Hunter was set during Japan's Edo period, then Nobunaga Hazama would unquestionably be among the top five combatants in the story. His swordsmanship skills alone put him a notch above his comrades. As a self-proclaimed Iaido virtuoso, Nobunaga's katana movements are all but imperceptible.

Even someone as fast as Killua cannot escape Nobunaga's attack range without paying a fatal price. He's an Enhancer, but he's never shown using any Nen technique. However, this just means that Nobunaga hasn't had the opportunity to showcase his powers yet.

6 Phinks Magcub's Ripper Cyclotron Charges And Stores Power Using Rotational Motion

Considering his proficiency at unarmed combat, Phinks Magcub rarely resorts to his Nen abilities. He assassinates several Mafia guards without exposing his location, easily outpaces Killua, and annihilates the Chimera Ant Gorilla. In addition to being a competent Enhancer, Phinks displays a high level of understanding of Zetsu, Ryu, Ten, Gyo, and Ren.

His Ripper Cyclotron technique charges and stores aura via motion, not unlike a wind turbine — the number of arm rotations is directly proportional to his power output. Further, there doesn't seem to be any upper limit to this terrifying ability.

5 Uvogin Is Notorious For His Indomitable Grit And Devastating Strength

Uvogin's indomitable grit, devastating raw strength, and shaggy appearance make him the Wolverine of Hunter x Hunter . That said, he's not a fraction as heroic as Logan. On the contrary, Uvogin is the most brazenly violent member of the Phantom Troupe, a character trait that often annoys his colleagues.

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His ostensibly durable skin is immune to bullets, heat, and almost all kinds of damage. Uvogin's Big Bang Impact is exactly as cataclysmic as it sounds. This technique produces so much energy that it leaves a gigantic crater in the ground. Thankfully, Kurapika undermines Uvogin's intense aura and eventually kills him.

4 Illumi Zoldyck's Nen Aura Can Only Be Described As Nightmarishly Ominous

Illumi Zoldyck's Nen aura can only be described as nightmarishly ominous. He manages to terrify Killua into submission with a single glare, a monumental achievement to say the least. Illumi's versatile approach, comprehensive knowledge, and flawless precision satisfy all the criteria required in an assassin — or, for that matter, a member of the Phantom Troupe.

Illumi has four iconic Nen abilities: Needle People, Body Transformation, Corpse Control, and Hypnotic Spell, each more terrifying than the next. He may not be as strong as Silva and Zeno yet, but he's certainly capable of surpassing them one day.

3 Feitan Portor's Rising Sun Is Ridiculously Overpowered And Vaporizes Everything Within Its Range

Feitan incorporates Conjuration, Emission, and Transmutation into his Nen ability, a feat that's simultaneously difficult and dangerous. His Zetsu, Ren, Gyo, and Ten are unparalleled, but he's best known for Pain Packer and Rising Sun.

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The latter technique is ridiculously overpowered and affects everything in the environment, including any unfortunate bystanders. Rising Sun generates copious amounts of heat, vaporizing anything within range. The Chimera Ant Zazan slowly asphyxiates and roasts to death as Feitain coldly mocks her arrogance.

2 Hisoka Morow's Battle Expertise & Nen Proficiency Are Beyond Phenomenal

Hisoka is one of the most mysterious characters in Hunter x Hunter . On the other hand, the entire world is probably aware of his unnerving obsession. Like many stereotypical shonen antagonists, Hisoka lives to fight. This cryptic clown is one of Hunter x Hunter's focal centers, a bizarre blend between lovable antihero and malicious villain.

Hisoka's battle skill is beyond phenomenal: he continuously modulates his combat strategy, even in the middle of a heated duel. Although he only has two Nen techniques in his arsenal, Hisoka doesn't need anything more than Bungee Gum and Texture Suprise to turn the tide in his favor.

1 Chrollo Lucifer Is Undoubtedly The Strongest Member Of The Phantom Troupe

Chrollo Lucilfer is undoubtedly the strongest member of the Phantom Troupe. He demonstrates his overwhelming power on several occasions and almost always earns his opponent's admiration. The Zoldycks would have likely defeated Chrollo during their battle in Yorknew City, but not without sacrificing one of their lives in the process.

Chrollo's Specialist Nen type defines his career path — his Skill Hunter not only allows him to steal others' Nen abilities, but also completely master them. Chrollo's manga-exclusive battle with Hisoka is one of the highlights of Hunter x Hunter .

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Hunter x hunter: the 10 strongest members of the phantom troupe, ranked.

From Chrollo to Kalluto, Hunter x Hunter's Phantom Troupe members are all extremely dangerous opponents. But which Spider has the strongest bite?

The Phantom Troupe is Hunter x Hunter 's terrifying and tight-knit group of criminals, infamous for their many successful heists and staggering body count. Led by Chrollo Lucilfer, the original members all come from Meteor City, but the lineup has changed over the years.

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The Troupe values versatility and efficiency, prizing nonlethal Nen abilities such as Kortopi's or Pakunoda's higher than even some of the Troupe's most destructive Hatsus. However, combat is still a large part of the Phantom Troupe, and though every Spider is likely stronger than a large majority of the population, some members of the Troupe present more of a threat than others.

Despite being one of the strongest Nen users in Hunter x Hunter , Hisoka lands at the bottom of the list due to the contentious nature of his membership. His Spider tattoo is infamously fake, and he doesn't participate at all in the mission in Yorknew, instead going out of his way to subvert their efforts. Considering how important loyalty is to the Troupe, his fickle commitment makes his membership questionable at best. This is unsurprising, as Hisoka often leaves Hunter x Hunter fans with more questions than answers .

However, Hisoka had already proven himself to be terrifyingly powerful opponent far before the Spiders' introduction. With his Nen mastery, superhuman physical abilities, and incredible intelligence, Hisoka is quite often the biggest threat in the room, especially considering his blood lust and lack of morals.

The youngest member of the Zoldyck family and the Phantom Troupe, Kalluto's deceptively fragile appearance belies his ability to tear people to pieces. Though he believes he's the weakest Spider, he's mastered some Nen techniques, developed his own Hatsu, and is able to spy on other members of the Troupe without being detected, all of which is incredibly impressive considering that he's 10 years old.

While his attacks initially seem like a graceful dance of fan and confetti, Kalluto's movements distract from how his paper is strong enough to cut through steel and sharp enough to sever limbs. While Kalluto is physically weaker and has had a lot less experience than the others, he's proven himself to be worthy of their ranks.

Though Shizuku's unique Nen ability has made her the designated "clean-up crew" for the Troupe, that doesn't make her any less dangerous.  She's also one of the most intelligent members of the Troupe, capable of quick strategy and analysis, which helps her close any gap in strength between herself and her opponents.

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Shizuku's Nen ability, a conjured vacuum she calls "Blinky," might seem ridiculous, but its ability to inhale any nonliving object makes it an invaluable asset to the Troupe. While it's most useful outside of combat, Shizuku is able to wield Blinky as a gruesome weapon, leading to one of the most painful deaths inflicted by any of the Spiders. After inflicting precise bleeding wounds, Shizuku can then use Blinky to exsanguinate opponents, proving that a strong vacuum can be just as deadly as a sword.

Bonolenov is one of the most unusual characters in the series, sporting his tribe's traditional body modifications (holes pierced throughout his entire body) underneath his bandages. With his combat style revolving around the music he creates with his body, Bonolenov fights like a dancer, gracefully dodging attacks and tiring out opponents. He also uses sound to disarm and disorient, and it plays a key feature in his Nen ability.

Bonolenov's Nen ability uses music as the focus for his conjuration, with the effects depending on the song he plays. He can use this to create weapons and armor for himself, or to summon much larger projectiles. Notably, Bonolenov uses his song to create what seems like an imitation of the planet Jupiter, which is able to throw at the speed of light to crush his foes.

Nobunaga is a founding member of the Phantom Troupe, formerly fighting alongside Uvogin. A master swordsman, Nobunaga has a powerful and frightening aura that he's able to extend out so he can tell the instant someone enters his range, using his advanced perception and speed to strike immediately.

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While Nobunaga has yet to be seen in genuine combat and his Nen ability remains unknown, Chrollo has designated him as part of the Troupe's attack unit. With this role, he's tasked with protecting the "lifelines" of the group, i.e., those, such as Shizuku, with abilities essential to their operations.  Considering Chrollo's confidence in his combat skills, when Nobunaga finally reveals his abilities, it's bound to be impressive.

Although he was the first Spider to die, Uvogin's tragic end left a mark of sadness on Hunter x Hunter . Showcasing not only incredible physical strength but indomitable endurance and loyalty, Uvogin was the first example of the terrifying might of the Phantom Troupe. Uvogin (literally) embodied what it meant to be an Enhancer, using Nen to improve his physical form to the point where his entire body could be weaponized and his skin acted as a near-impenetrable shield.

Uvogin's true strength rested in his unflinching determination and spirit. He withstood torture, poison, and infestation with leeches all while fighting with the same power as before. In fact, what really killed Uvogin was his relentless drive to defend his fellow Spiders, remaining unbreakable until the very end.

Machi is the first real Spider introduced in Hunter x Hunter , and her Nen Stitches definitely set the bar for the rest of the Troupe. Winning Hisoka's approval and selected as a guard for two of the most important Spiders, it's clear that Machi's peers regard her as capable and powerful. She excels at stealth and is extremely physically resistant, but her real skill is the versatility of her Nen.

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With her Nen Threads, Machi can heal extreme wounds in moments, track people across long distances, and manipulate physical bodies. She has proven herself to be adept at using her thread offensively, strangling or slicing at enemies as well as creating traps and restraints. In Yorknew, she is able to puppeteer several bodies at once, not only using them as human shields or weapons.

The Troupe's master torturer, Feitan is a Conjurer who won the title of acting leader while Chrollo was gone. Despite being mostly standoffish and unassuming, Feitan has proven himself to be one of the strongest members. He is able to instantly decapitate multiple mafia guards barehanded and consistently dodge and parry Zazan's attacks, at one point moving so quickly he becomes imperceptible, despite "not being at his best."

Feitan does not often use his incredibly powerful Nen ability in Hunter x Hunter , capable of being a vicious opponent with his hands or sword. Feitan's Rising Sun unleashes what seems to be a literal imitation of the sun, which superheats the area around him before exploding. The only time it's been used so far is plenty devastating, and Feitan makes it clear that it is capable of being much, much worse.

Despite joining the Troupe only at Hisoka's request, Illumi is, unlike his partner, actually inducted as a legitimate member, taking a spot alongside his brother, Kalluto, as the new 11th Spider. Using his needles as conduits, Illumi masters the whole range of Manipulator abilities at his leisure. He's capable of changing his own appearance, puppeteering both living and dead bodies, and mind control.

Illumi is powerful enough that Hisoka considers him a worthwhile ally and genuine threat, ranking his strength over that of the Zodiacs, the top-tier of hunters in the Hunter x Hunter universe . Seeing as he has yet to be in a situation where he seems even remotely concerned, it's fair to say that fans have yet to see Illumi's real power level.

Unsurprisingly, the Phantom Troupe's enigmatic leader has more than earned his place as the head of the Spider. Chrollo is, without a doubt, one of the strongest characters in all of Hunter x Hunter,  a fact that is proven again and again. He is recognized as dangerous by the two oldest Zoldycks,  and Zeno even believes that Chrollo, if he had been actually trying during their fight, may have been able to kill him.

When Chrollo and Hisoka finally battle, Chrollo unleashes the full array of his abilities to devastating effect. The fight is challenging on both sides, but Chrollo accomplishes what no one else in Hunter x Hunter has: defeating Hisoka Morow. His incredible precision, intelligence, speed, and strength combined with his mastery over Nen and the abilities he's copied with Skill Thief make him an opponent unlike anyone else.

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The Phantom Troupe is one of the most iconic villain organizations in the history of manga and anime. Hunter x Hunter created this eclectic group of extraordinary thieves to be a core antagonistic organization in the series. The Phantom Troupe guide reveals why this is and who they are.

When starting the Hunter x Hunter series, it can be daunting. With hundreds of episodes and chapters around, there is a lot to take in. This includes the many characters that are in it. The Phantom Troupe guide consists of some of the essential villains featured in the series. Here’s everything that you should know about them.

Bottom Line Up Front

The Phantom Troupe is the most critical criminal organization in Hunter x Hunter. In the ongoing manga series, this group has been a significant part of several different story arcs. In addition, they are pretty much the only recurring antagonistic organization.

The Phantom Troupe comprises 13 members, each number 1-12, with 0 being given to the leader. Originally formed as a group of outcast thieves looking to survive and make money together, they have become something so much more.

They are fiercely loyal to one another and will commit horrific acts for missions to make some money. The leader decides new group members, though it is possible for a prospective new member to kill an existing member to take their place.

For Hunter x Hunter main character, Kurapika , they are his greatest enemy for the tragic massacre of his Kurta Clan. These are all of the known members of the Phantom Troupe to date:

  • Chrollo Lucilfer
  • Nobunaga Hazama
  • Feitan Portor
  • Machi Komacine
  • Hisoka Morow
  • Kalluto Zoldyck
  • Phinks Macgub
  • Franklin Bordeau
  • Shizuku Murasaki
  • Bonolenov Ndongo
  • Illumi Zoldyck

Who Is the Phantom Troupe?

Phantom Troupe

The Phantom Troupe is one of the core groups in the Hunter x Hunter series. They are a band of thieves who are among the best. However, while they are known as accomplished thieves, this is almost underselling the dangerous group.

Many of the missions that the Phantom Troupe undertakes is to steal and earn money. However, they will also do other tasks at the same time. This means other evil deeds, including killing anyone who is necessary to accomplish their goals.

This is seen in the greatest evil act of the Troupe: killing the Kurta Clan. They have no qualms about other people’s lives and are highly loyal to one another. This comes from their roots as outcasts. Though the group is somewhat exclusive, new members can join.

Each person in the Phantom Troupe is numbered 1-12, except for the leader, who is known with the number 0. The numbering system is interesting since few details are made clear of what it all means. It does not seem to be a traditional ranking system or indicate their role.

The Phantom Troupe are the only major recurring villains in the Hunter x Hunter series. While others are mainly relegated to their respective arcs, the Phantom Troupe are an ever-present threat. While they do not necessarily have much beef with Gon and Killua, Kurapika’s life goal is to track them down.

And then there is the overwhelmingly complicated matter of Hisoka. While not a hero at all, he is a Hunter and crosses paths with the main characters often. As such, the overall Phantom Troupe is constantly getting involved with the central story arcs in the series.

Are They the Main Villains in Hunter x Hunter?

Given how important the Phantom Troupe is, it would not be necessarily wrong to consider them the main villains in Hunter x Hunter. Though this is not confirmed, they may be the endgame enemies. This is due to a few factors that we know.

Since the series is still ongoing, it is hard to say where the story is next. That said, no matter what, the Phantom Troupe will be part of it. They are the only major returning villains in the series that come back repeatedly. Well, except for Hisoka (more on that in a bit).

There is likely the main goal for them that is much more special than what we saw with past villains. Others like the Chimera Ants and the other players in Greed Island are only relative to their respective arcs. But the Phantom Troupe continues to be a menace across the entirety of the series.

Then there is also the matter of Kurapika. His entire life goal is to take out the Phantom Troupe, and that means they will continue to show up in the series until a resolution happens. To make matters worse, Killua now has his drama with members of the Phantom Troupe.

There are a lot of unresolved issues, and they will likely go ahead in the future. It is even possible that the Phantom Troupe will play a significant role as the main villain again in the final story arc for the series. For now, though, this is what we know about them.

Phantom Troupe History

Phantom Troupe

The Phantom Troupe began with the founding members in Meteor City. This is one of the most elusive locations in the Hunter x Hunter world as it is not even known by most people. Little is known about Meteor City as it is an exciting location that the series has not visited yet.

Despite mentioning it many times in the story, we have not seen it yet. All that we know then is from the descriptions by the Phantom Troupe members. It is a city made up of outcasts that have been thrown away from society.

This is seen in the fact that all Meteor City residents are essentially nonexistent. Though we do not know what country this city is in, it does not matter as the residents of the town do not legally exist. They have no official residency or documents that prove that they are citizens of that nation.

In addition, the city is known as a junkyard, so it is possible that it is a dirty and crime-ridden place. It is presumed that Meteor City is a hazardous place to live for its citizens. Most likely because of this, a few city members banded together at a very young age.

Those are the founding members of the Phantom Troupe who would become infamous villains. They were founded by Chrollo along with six other Spiders. They include Feitan, Franklin, Machi, Nobunaga, Pakunoda, and Uvogin.

They stood by each other’s backs as this group and are even more loyal to one another than the later members. Since the creation of the Phantom Troupe, there have been several different members that have gone throughout its ranks, and it is not exactly the same as it was at the beginning.

Spiders and Organization Explained

The Spiders is a nickname for the members of the Phantom Troupe. This is due to the spider-shaped tattoo that each of them wears somewhere on their body. This is known from a couple of the members who have shown their unique tattoos.

The spider is shaped with 12 legs, representing each member of the Phantom Troupe. The head or main body of the spider represents the leader of them, Chrollo. In addition to the shape of the spider, there is a number that is placed on the tattoo that shows the placement of that specific person.

It is presumed that Chrollo has a 0 on his tattoo, while this has not actually been seen before. The organization of the Troupe is quite bizarre and hidden. All that is known in the series is that Chrollo is the group leader and not much else.

There are some roles that a few of the members have, but that is it. Feitan is the substitute leader for the group if something happens to Chrollo or he is not around. In addition, there is an attack squad in the group that is focused on fighting.

Each of them has their own Nen powers and abilities, but it seems that the numbers do not play into this. Just because someone is a higher number does not necessarily mean they are more robust. They will do arm wrestling to see who the more powerful members are.

For the most part, there is a lot of autonomy that the members of the group have. They are usually free to go about their missions and business in their own ways.

This is especially seen in someone like Hisoka, who is a member of the Hunters Association, who are the “good guys” while being part of the “bad guys” at the same time.

How New Members Join the Group

Phantom Troupe

Initially, the Phantom Troupe began with less than the max 13 members. As such, they have a way of letting new members join them. This is something that we have directly seen before in the series. New members can only join the group by being approved by the leader, Chrollo.

Unfortunately, he is the only one who can make that decision. The other Spiders are able to influence the decision but they have no ultimate say over the matter. This does mean that someone can nominate a person to join the group but it is up to Chrollo to make the final decision.

In addition, one of the most common ways for a new member to join is to have a prospective Spider kill a the existing member. Despite this crazy act, they can possibly take the place of that person if they wish to. This is another situation that we have heard of before in Hunter x Hunter.

The Troupe also does not have to have a full set of members at one time. It is possible for the group to be less than the max 13 without that being an issue. This is another instance that we have seen in the series before. This leaves room when it happens for new members to join.

All Known Members of the Phantom Troupe

To help with getting to know the Phantom Troupe better, we are going to break down all of the members. These are the known members of the Phantom Troupe that we have seen so far. To be clear, there is a chance that there are other members beyond these.

However, we have not seen or learned about them thus far in the series. In addition, it is worth noting that there are going to be some spoiler-related moments detailed in these character descriptions. I will make sure not to spoil unnecessary events but you will find out about the outcome of some characters.

To be able to talk about some of the characters, it is crucial to reveal the fates of some of them. This is due to the fact that some members have replaced others. At the same time, there are also some spoilers for who joins the Phantom Troupe later in the series. With this in mind, here’s what you should know about all of the Phantom Troupe members we know about.

Chrollo Lucilfer: Number 0

Phantom Troupe Chrollo Lucilfer

Going in numerical order, we have the leader of them all, Chrollo. Chrollo is the mysterious, attractive, and menacing head honcho of the group. He is the founder of the Phantom Troupe and the enemy that no one wants to mess with.

His Nen ability is an insane one, allowing him to copy the skills of other characters and use them in battle. However, he does not rely too heavily on this ability. He is an intimidating foe without it as seen in the fact that Kurapika sealed his ability.

Even without his ability, he is able to destroy enemies with his bare hands and brute force. With his ability intact, though, he is nigh unstoppable as seen in his ability to defeat even Hisoka.

Nobunaga Hazama: 1

Nobunaga is one of the founding members of the Troupe. He has a distinct appearance and name that reference the older time period of Japan. He wields a katana in battle and is a thorough fighter. He also has one of the stranger personalities of the group.

He does not seem overly evil like some of the other members of the group, like Chrollo, for instance. That said, he is a horrible person, having participated in the Kurta Clan incident. Even still, he is a smart member of the group and someone who can be somewhat reasoned with.

Feitan Portor: 2

Feitan is a bizarre member of the Troupe and also one of the most terrifying. Currently seen as one of the leaders of the group, he is the interim. With Chrollo being out of commission due to the events with Kurapika, Feitan has taken over the Troupe and plays a major role.

Feitan also plays a horrible role in the activities of the group, being the torturer of them. He will question and interrogate enemies, using nasty methods to get it done. Feitan has a harsh personality and there is almost no good that can be seen in him. He does not even shy away from antagonizing his own teammates in the group.

Machi Komacine: 3

Machi Komacine

There are few female members of the Troupe and Machi is one of them. She is also one of the founding members of the team as well, coming from Meteor City. She has a beautiful and attractive personality, one that is intimidating but also quite different from the rest of the group.

Her pink hair and traditional garments help her to stand out as a more “normal” person in appearance. Machi is not a person that should be messed with, however. She has a harsh personality that hides the passion and caring that she has for Chrollo.

She will do anything for him and will even fight her fellow members to protect Chrollo. She is also the healer in the group, giving her the dual-sided nature of being a lifesaver and life taker at the same time.

Omokage: 4 (former member)

It is worth noting that Omokage is the only member of the Troupe who is not canon to the manga. This is due to his appearance in the Phantom Rouge anime film. He was the previous holder of the 4th spot in the team before Hisoka took his place.

He grew up as a doll maker prior to joining the Troupe. In the story of Phantom Rouge, it is revealed that he wanted to join the group to make a collection of soul dolls. He wished to make a soul doll out of every member of the group.

He departed the Phantom Troupe with the conclusion of his mission. Presumably, he is alive at this point in the story since he is one of the only former members who chose to leave on his own. That said, he is not canon in the manga at this time so it is uncertain if he will ever make a reappearance.

Hisoka Morow: 4 (former member)

Hisoka Morow

Hisoka Morow is one of the main characters of Hunter x Hunter. He is a former member of the group and was also numbered four. After defeating Omokage’s soul doll, he was able to take over as the next Troupe member. However, this origin story is technically not canon to the manga yet.

As such, the Hisoka that is canon to the manga and anime is that he is member number four at the start of the series. When we meet him, he is joining the Hunters Association and eventually doubles as a Hunter and Phantom Troupe member at the same time.

His Nen power allows him to use bungee gum to add a sticky material to his body composition. He is unbelievably powerful and a deadly killer that does not hesitate to eliminate his foes in a fraction of a second. He is one of the main people who comes across Gon and the gang throughout the series, being obsessed with the main heroes.

Hisoka is very much unlike any of the other Troupe members. He joined after the events with the Kurta Clan and had nothing to do with that.

His clown-like appearance carries over to his wild personality that is eccentric and passionate. He left the Phantom Troupe after the events of the Yorknew City arc with his intention of defeating Chrollo someday. Most recently in the manga, he has defeated a couple of members of the Troupe and is being hunted down for his betrayal.

Kalluto Zoldyck: 4

Kalluto Zoldyck is a member of the assassin Zoldyck family and the younger brother of main character Killua and villain Illumi. Yet another owner of the number 4 spot in the Troupe, he took over the spot that was left behind after Hisoka departed.

Kalluto is young and inexperienced. Though he has immense talent that makes him a rightful member of the group, he has a lot to learn from his new teammates. Being the younger brother of Killua, it is possible that they will have to face each other as enemies someday.

Phinks Macgub: 5

Phinks Magcub

Phinks is one of the original members of the Troupe, hailing from Meteor City. He has an upfront and brash personality, picking fights quite often. That said, he is a loyal follower of Chrollo.

It also appears that he seems to have a fascinating interest in Shizuku. In addition, he attempts to a mentor of sorts for Kalluto when he joins.

Shalnark: 6 (former member)

One of the other OG members of the Phantom Troupe is Shalnark. A now-former member of the group, he was unique in being part of the Hunters Association. This is interesting since only Hisoka and later Illumi also are employed by the Association. He was, ironically, killed by Hisoka recently in the manga.

Franklin Bordeau: 7

One of the more mysterious members of the Troupe, at least to me, is Franklin. He appears in many of the events that the rest of the group is in but he has uncertain goals.

He does appear to not be as wild and unhinged as some of the other Spiders. He is also not predicted to die unlike the five members that will supposedly die against Kurapika.

Shizuku Murasaki: 8

Shizuku Murasaki is one of the only other female members of the Troupe. She had contact and a brief relationship with Gon and the gang during the Yorknew City arc.

She is a thoughtful Spider and is able to win fights in methodical ways. Unfortunately, she is one of the five members who is predicted to die in the future if she fights Kurapika. She joined after the death of a currently mysterious eighth Spider.

Pakunoda: 9 (former member)


One of the other Meteor City residents to start the Troupe is Pakunoda. She played an important role in the Yorknew City arc, meeting with Kurapika and learning the truth.

Kurapika put a chain on her heart, forcing Pakunoda to not reveal information about the Hunter. However, Pakunoda broke this rule and was killed by the Judgement Chain in the process.

Bonolenov Ndongo: 10

Bonolenov is by far the most unknown member of the Troupe. Though he appears in the various arcs that the other members are in like Greed Island and Yorknew City, he does little in each of them.

His largest appearance is in the Chimera Ant arc where he removes his bandages to show the holes that were forcibly made in his body.

Uvogin: 11 (former member)

Uvogin is one of the first Phantom Troupe members that we meet in the series and the first to die. He is known to have the most physical strength out of any member in the group.

As such, his battle with Kurapika is intense and he is eventually defeated. He was one of the original members and participated in the genocide of the Kurta Clan.

Illumi Zoldyck: 11

Illumi Zoldyck

A major villain in the Hunter x Hunter series from the beginning, Illumi Zoldyck is the older brother of main character Killua and also a Hunter. He antagonizes his brother and eventually takes Uvogin’s spot in the Troupe. He is technically friends with Hisoka (supposedly) and yet they are enemies much of the time.

Kortopi: 12 (former member)

Kortopi is another mysterious member of the group. Not doing much in the series, he is most known for his odd appearance and ability to copy items. He seems to be an information gatherer for the team. He is later murdered by Hisoka after his loss to Chrollo at the same time as Shalnark.

Question: Who was Phantom Troupe Number 4 Before Hisoka?

Answer: The fourth-numbered member of the Phantom Troupe was Omokage prior to Hisoka joining. However, it is worth noting that there are some issues with this. For one, this happened in the Phantom Rouge movie that is not directly considered canon to the manga. As such, it is possible that you could believe that Omokage is not the actual member of the Troupe before Hisoka. That is completely valid but ultimately pointless at this time. It does not look like the manga has any intention of addressing this topic anytime soon so it is the best answer we have for now.

Question: Who is the Strongest in the Phantom Troupe?

Answer: The strongest member of the Phantom Troupe is none other than Chrollo, in my opinion. Though this has not been directly confirmed, I think it is hard to argue other than him. Of course, going into this reasoning is a bit spoilery. Chrollo is the leader of the group but this is not just for show. His Nen power is insanely amazing, allowing him to copy other Nen abilities and use them. This, coupled with his base power makes him the strongest in the group. The other person that you could make an argument for is Hisoka. Or, well, he could have been the strongest member when he was part of the Troupe. However, there is evidence to suggest that Hisoka is second to Chrollo. His loss most recently in the manga in his long-awaited fight against Chrollo makes it clear who the stronger member is right now.

Question: Who is Number 2 in the Phantom Troupe?

Answer: This question could be taken in two different ways. It could be seen as wondering who has the number 2 as their placement in the Troupe or who is the second in charge in the group. When it comes to the person who holds the number 2 position, that is Feitan Portor. Feitan is numbered two. Ironically, he is also the same answer to the other side of the question. He is formerly the interim leader for the group when Chrollo is not around. As such, if there is anyone who would be considered next in charge, it is Feitan. Now, if we are talking about the second most powerful member of the Troupe, that will obviously go to Hisoka. Illumi is another strong member but I think that Hisoka would defeat him in battle.

The Hunter x Hunter Phantom Troupe plays a significant role in the series. However, it is worth noting that this organization is just one part of the manga and anime. There is still so much more to this series beyond just these few characters.

As such, we have created a general Hunter x Hunter characters guide that you should check out. It includes details on not just the Phantom Troupe but all of the other main and supporting characters you should know about. Be sure to give it a read.

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Kalluto Zoldyck

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  • 1 Appearance
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  • 3.1 Zoldyck Family arc
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  • 3.4 Chimera Ant arc
  • 3.5 13 th Hunter Chairman Election arc
  • 3.6 Succession Contest arc
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Kalluto 2011 Design

Kalluto's 2011 anime adaptation design

Kalluto's 1999 anime adaptation design

Kalluto Confetti

Kalluto's manga appearance

Kalluto has shoulder-length black hair (cut in bobcut style in the 2011 anime and Chimera Ant arc of the manga), and pink eyes. He has a mole on the left side of his mouth. His most commonly seen attire is a dark kimono ( furisode ), accompanied with a yellow obi tied around his waist, and zōri , a pair of Japanese sandals. During the Chimera Ant arc, Kalluto's kimono is black with white and violet edges. He has an overall feminine appearance, which has led him to be mistaken for a girl. [4]

When he was younger, he wore a sweater and pants like the rest of his siblings.


97 - Kalluto

Kalluto shows his sadistic side

Kalluto has a silent and obedient personality, often seen doing what he is told. He is established to have a very good relationship with his mother . While he is very quiet, he has shown to be more talkative after joining the Spiders . He is also shown to be quite calm with good control of his feelings. Nonetheless, he proves during his fight against a Chimera Ant that, despite his calm demeanor, Kalluto has a brutal side and a bad habit of dragging out a fight in order to toy with his victims. [5]

Though Kalluto seems to be confident, he also displays a habit of questioning his skills and abilities when he feels that he is not good enough. Despite this, Kalluto possesses an inner resilience and determination, as seen when he reaffirms to himself that he is accustomed to enduring pain and hardship, then swears to get his brother back even when realizing his massive inferiority to other Phantom Troupe members. [6]

He seems to be quite loyal to his comrades as he offered to help Feitan in his fight against Zazan , but was rejected. Kalluto is said to be envious of his older sister, Alluka , [7] for reasons that have yet to be revealed.

Zoldyck Family arc

HxH2011 EP23 Kalluto watches

Kalluto watches behind the bushes

Kalluto first appears when he and his mother visit Killua in the mansion's torture chamber. Kalluto silently watches as Kikyo tries to convince Killua that his friends will never open the Testing Gate . Later, he is shown spying on Gon in the bushes, as the latter attempts to pass Canary 's guard. [8] Before Kalluto and Kikyo leave Gon and his friends, Kalluto asks who they are, and Gon replies that they are Killua's friends. Kalluto then gave him a pensive look as he seemed to consider what the word "friends" meant, before running off as his mother called to him. Kalluto is next seen witnessing his mother trying to stop Killua from leaving home. After Killua successfully gets her to back off, Kalluto stands quietly and watches while Killua leaves, completely ignoring him. [9]

Yorknew City arc

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Kalluto during the assassination of the Ten Dons

Kalluto accompanies his great-great grandfather Maha and big brother Illumi in the assassination of the Mafia 's Ten Dons , who have placed large bounties on the Phantom Troupe's heads. [10] He later acts as a decoy to help Illumi switch places with Hisoka in the Troupe's hideout. [11] Hisoka hired Illumi to disguise as himself so that he'd be able to leave without being noticed and fight Chrollo . [12]

Greed Island arc

Kalluto GI

Kalluto in Greed Island

During the time the Phantom Troupe is on Greed Island in search of an exorcist , Kalluto joins the Troupe as Hisoka's replacement. According to Kalluto, his abilities helped the Troupe successfully locate the Exorcist, Abengane . Even though he has a perfect Zetsu , his presence is still detected by Hisoka, who goes on to praise him for having a lot of potential. [3]

Chimera Ant arc

The Phantom Troupe arrive at Meteor City

The Phantom Troupe arrive at Meteor City

Kalluto accompanies Shalnark , Feitan, Bonolenov , Shizuku , and Phinks back to the Spiders' hometown where they see mutated Chimera Ants and learn that a self-proclaimed " Queen " turns humans into Ants. [13]

During the Phantom Troupe's assault on Zazan 's palace in Meteor City , Kalluto grows excited when he hears whoever defeats the queen will become the de facto leader. He is shown to be spying on other members of Phantom Troupe by using pieces of paper. When he realizes that Feitan had found the Queen he wonders how he should kill the Queen before Feitan could, but is distracted by a Chimera Ant , who calls him a girl and asks him to come over. Kalluto refuses and says he is in a hurry, preparing to fight against the Ant. [4] Kalluto fights the Chimera Ant, which he kills after torturing it for a while. [14] He then thinks to himself that he should break his habit of playing with his targets before going over to where Feitan and Zazan were fighting. [5]

Kalluto prepares to kill the ants

Kalluto prepares to take out the remaining Ants

Kalluto watches Feitan fight against Zazan, impressed and intimidated by Feitan's skills and speed, while getting irritated when the other Troupe members comment that despite the feats displayed, Feitan is still rusty and sluggish. [15] It is then revealed that Kalluto joined the Spiders with the intention of retrieving his older brother. He anticipated that he would rise to the number 2 position in the Troupe very quickly, but is left in awe of the Phantom Troupe's combat proficiency and has to admit to himself that his own skills are still too lacking compared to theirs to achieve that objective. However, he swears to keep enduring no matter how long it takes. Kalluto offers to help Feitan at one point but is declined. When Feitan is about to use his Nen powers, Kalluto is eager to watch, but is advised by the other Troupe members to stay away lest he is killed since Feitan's power has a huge range. [6]

Kalluto then helps his comrades to kill the rest of the mutated Chimera Ants. He is last seen witnessing Phinks throwing rocks at Shalnark and Feitan, in one of the Troupe's light-hearted moments. [6]

13 th Hunter Chairman Election arc

Milluki with Alluka and Kalluto

Kalluto with Milluki and Alluka in past

Although Kalluto doesn't formally appear in this arc, he was shown in a short flashback of Illumi when he was younger. Kalluto, along with his older siblings Milluki and Alluka , are out for a walk when they meet a photographer. Milluki tricked the photographer Muna into saying 'No' to Alluka's wishes 3 times. [16] Later, it was also stated that Kalluto is envious of his older sibling, Alluka. [7]

Succession Contest arc

Chap 377 - Spiders moving out

The Spiders move out

Kalluto boards the Black Whale and began searching for Hisoka. After four days, the entire Phantom Troupe gather in the dining hall, where Chrollo hears the reports about their fruitless search for Hisoka. They conclude that Hisoka is not on Tier 5 , though the upper tiers are controlled by two other Mafia families. A group from the Cha-R Family then interrupts their meeting, with the leader rudely asking them to move. After a brief exchange, the Spiders comply. Chrollo orders the Troupe to bring him Hisoka's head, after which they can celebrate. Then, they split up. [17]

Chap 380 - Illumi and Kalluto found on Deck 3

Kalluto and Illumi cornered

Soon afterward, Kalluto and Illumi are on the vista area of Tier 3 , though the military corners them after their emergency announcement of a dangerous stowaway. The soldiers demand if they did not hear the announcement, and Kalluto states that they were asleep and did not notice. One soldier takes an I.D. from Illumi's pocket and identifies them as VVIPs. He insists that he should escort them both. Illumi declines the offer, saying that he has business there. Two Zodiacs members, Botobai Gigante and Mizaistom Nana , arrive and interrupt the exchange. Mizaistom asks Illumi if the Phantom Troupe is on board, which the latter bluntly confirms while implying he is a Spider as well. Kalluto reacts in shock at his brother's statement, to which Illumi only replies he is an honest person. Mizaistom then offers them residential units in Tier 3 and starts leading them there. However, due to another urgent matter, he leaves Illumi and Kalluto to Botobai and Ginta . [18]

Paper Fan

Kalluto cuts a steel rope with his fan

Hakusen : Kalluto uses a folding fan made out of paper both as a weapon and as a medium for his Dance of the Serpent's Bite ability. Using Shu, he can turn it into a fearsome edged weapon with which he is able to cut steel easily. [14]

Abilities & Powers

As a Zoldyck child who often participates in his family 's assassination missions, Kalluto possesses high resistance to poisons and electricity, great agility and physical strength, and advanced assassination techniques. His strength and physical abilities are largely unknown. His power was considered sufficient for him to join the Phantom Troupe.

Advanced Speed: Kalluto is shown to have an extreme speed, being able to run through the Zoldyck Estate in a few minutes. [9]

Advanced Agility: After distracting Franklin and Bonolenov, Kalluto jumped out of the window and quickly disappeared. [6]

Master of Stealth: Kalluto is very proficient in hiding and spying: he watched over Gon , Kurapika , and Leorio completely unseen. He was able to appear before Bonolenov and Franklin without them noticing him approaching, and to disappear in seconds, [11] something neither Gon nor Killua , a very gifted assassin himself, managed to achieve. Only Hisoka was able to sense him, but still praised his competence in Zetsu . [3] Again, in the nest of the Chimera Ants lead by Zazan he applied Nen-imbued confetti on his fellow comrades and followed their actions through his "Surveillance Paper Dolls" undetected. [4]

  • Rhythm Echo: The Rhythm Echo is an advanced assassination art, thanks to which the user creates several after-images of his body through a variable cadence of steps. There is a total absence of noise during the movement. According to Netero it is the advanced version of the "Silent Gaits" technique. When Kalluto used it, he left at least two after-images behind himself. [14]

Weapon Specialist: Kalluto is fully capable of fighting with his paper fan: he demonstrated it by slicing a steel rope three times before it was able to reach him. He might be a tessenjutsu practitioner. The current produced by the motion of his fan is strong enough to lift confetti off the ground. [14]

Kalluto is a Manipulator . He seems to be fairly talented in the field of Nen . His proficiency allowed him to join the Phantom Troupe at a very young age, though he considers himself its weakest member. [6] He has showcased impressive skills in Shu , cutting a steel rope with his fan, [14] and Zetsu , the latter of which caused him to be praised by Hisoka, who was delighted by his aptitude. It was remarked that Kalluto's mastery over this technique is perfect and Machi and Nobunaga were shocked that Hisoka was able to detect him so easily, which, by his own admission, was because his senses were highly attuned after the dodgeball game. [3] He has the ability to manipulate paper, using a paper fan and confetti as weapons. It is possible that he materializes the confetti since, when he was fighting with a Chimera Ant, they rained down from his hand while an instant before there was nothing in it, or maybe they were hidden in his clothes. [14] Kalluto possesses an unknown ability that allowed him to locate the Exorcist Abengane on Greed Island. [3]

  • (To a Chimera Ant ) "My fan is made of paper. But you can't take it lightly. Even normal people can cut a chopstick with a business card..." [14]
  • (To himself) "This is a bad habit. I have to stop toying with my prey..." [5]
  • (To himself, about the Spiders) "What's wrong with these people?! They're total freaks!!" [15]
  • In the official databook, his name is also spelled as " Calltt Zaoldyeck ". [1]
  • Kalluto is the youngest person known to have ever joined the Phantom Troupe.
  • The 2004 databook seems to say that he is a boy with the tidbit: 「将来性豊かな着物少年」 (lit. "A kimono-wearing boy with a lot of prospects.") [1]
  • Mizaistom refers to Kalluto as the fifth son of the Zoldyck Family. [18]
  • The furisode was born in the mid-1500s as a garment for both male and female children of middle- and upper-class families. It is only around the 20 th century that it became a strictly feminine type of kimono , although gender differences existed before that. Kalluto donning one could, therefore, be in keeping with his mother's tastes, since she was introduced wearing a very outdated (by real-world standards) bustle gown.
  • It is currently unknown what brother Kalluto wants to take back. Due to all other (known) siblings having been at home during the Chimera Ant arc, Killua seems the most likely candidate.
  • The name of Kalluto's Nen ability was changed to Snake Dance in the Viz translation, eliminating the "Bite" part. [14]

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Kalluto distracting the Phantom Troupe [11] was not shown in the 2011 anime series.
  • Phinks saving Kalluto from Feitan's attack is only shown in the 2011 anime series. [19]

Intertextuality and References

  • According to the manga's creator, Yoshihiro Togashi , Kalluto's design was inspired by Hotaru Tomoe from Sailor Moon .
  • He resembles Ai Enma from Hell Girl , in which both characters share the same voice actress in the 2011 anime adaptation (Mamiko Noto).
  • Kalluto's attacks are similar to those of Kagura from Rumiko Takahashi 's InuYasha .


  • He has the same voice actress as Neon and the Heavens Arena Elevator Operator in the 1999 anime adaptation.

Translations around the World

  • ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hunter × Hunter Hunter Association Official Issue: Hunter's Guide; Character & World Official Databook (pg. 145)
  • ↑ Exhibition: Togashi Yoshihiro -Puzzle-
  • ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 170
  • ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 225
  • ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 227
  • ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 229
  • ↑ 7.0 7.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 326
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 41
  • ↑ 9.0 9.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 42
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 100
  • ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 116
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 115
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 224
  • ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 226
  • ↑ 15.0 15.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 228
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 321
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 377
  • ↑ 18.0 18.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 380
  • ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Episode 97 (2011)
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Hunter X Hunter 397: The Spider Reborn

Chrollo's backstory reaches it's end with a tragic death in Hunter x Hunter.

The following contains spoilers for Hunter x Hunter Chapter 397, "Founding: Part 3" by Yoshihiro Togashi, translated by Lillian Olsen available in English from Viz Media .

Hunter x Hunter has had fans captivated ever since its return from the long 4-year-long hiatus back in November 2018. This week's chapter, Hunter x Hunter 397, sees the focus once again on the famous criminal group, the Phantom Troupe, led by one of the most powerful nen users in the story, Chrollo Lucilfer .

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The past few chapters, starting with chapter 395 have taken the story into the past to explain the formation of the Phantom Troupe and add context to Chrollo Lucilfer's past, and chapter 397 seems to conclude this backstory, with all three chapters being named "The Founding." With each chapter that is being released for Hunter x Hunter , the current batch of chapters comes closer to the end and the manga going back into a potential hiatus, with the hope of Yoshihiro Togashi bringing it back next year at the very least.

The Search for Sarasa

The previous chapter of Hunter x Hunter left off with Sarasa going out to look for VHC tapes to help out the other members of the Troupe. In this Hunter x Hunter 397, the story starts off by showing the Troupe members preparing for a new screening of the Power Cleaners. The members of the Troupe find it weird that Sarasa out of all people is not present, after all, she is always there early. Consequently, Chrollo and Sheila head out to look for her and ask her wet nurses, who all say they haven't seen her since the day before.

During the screening, Chrollo does a short speech to explain the current situation so more young kids from Meteor City come to watch their screening. He announces to everyone that the screening is canceled due to Sarasa's disappearance, and tells everyone that they will be looking for her. In turn, everyone in the audience offers their help to find her, and while Chrollo didn't agree initially to take their help, Uvo quickly intervenes and enlists as much help as possible. Uvo even affirms that the factory men will help too if Chrollo asks, as no one can seemingly refuse his requests. Assuring everyone that they will find her, the group didn't know that they were in for a shocking revelation.

Sarasa's Death

After a long lookout for Sarasa , the Troupe heads to the forest as Chrollo finds her necklace on the ground while looking around on a motorcycle with Uvo. When they enter the forest, a grim scene awaited them. On a tree, a black bag was seen hanging and a note was found on the tree. Only Chrollo learns what was written on the paper and he affirms that he'll take that information to the grave and after Uvo presses him to know, he tells him to go learn how to read. The fans still don't know what the piece of paper read.

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Chrollo asks the others to lower the bag and, not too surprisingly, Sarasa's dead body was found inside of it - cut into many pieces. Machi then held the bag with Sarasa's body so they can take her home with them. Once back home, Sarasa's body is embalmed to be displayed in a casket. The person who achieved this embalming was Renko, a mysterious-looking woman who catches Machi's attention. Uvo keeps the VHC with Sarasa, after they memorized it.

The Phantom Troupe Forms

The Phantom Troupe is now finally in its formation stages . Indeed, the embalmer, Renko, piques Machi's interest. So, the young girl asks if she could learn from her, and while at first Renko didn't agree, she changed her mind when she realized that Machi could see Auras. It would seem that this is with whom Machi will learn nen.

While walking outside together, Chrollo asks Uvo if he will wait 3 years, as he wanted to leave immediately to find out who did this to Sarasa. When Uvo asks what 3 years will change, Chrollo answers that the Hunter x Hunter world will soon change immensely with a communication revolution. Thanks to that, he would be able to find Sarasa's killers, as they most likely took recordings of what happened. And once they're able to share the videos, they won't hesitate to showcase what they did. Chrollo's plan at large is to build a haven for criminals so that they would come to Meteor City and then catch the culprits responsible for Sarasa's death.

To that, the other Founding members of the Troupe agree and offer their help in order to see Chrollo's plan succeed. Sheila is the only exception, as she left the group. Chrollo warns the others, however, that he will be taking lives, even when he knows this isn't what Sarasa would've wanted. He asks Uvo to be the Troupe's leader, but Uvo refuses as he believes Chrollo is the only one who could lead them. With that, Hunter x Hunter 397 finishes on a cathartic note of the formation of the Spiders and the next chapters will surely be even more intriguing. Undoubtedly, these chapters added a whole new layer to the story and fans surely can't wait for what's next.

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Uvogin is a minor antagonist in the anime/manga series Hunter X Hunter and a member of the Phantom Troupe . He is notably the first victim of Kurapika 's revenge against the Troupe, namely the first one to be fought and defeated by him. He serves as the secondary antagonist of the Yorknew City arc.

In Japanese, he was voiced by Eiji Takemoto in the 1999 anime and Akio Otsuka in the 2011 anime. In English, he was voiced by Mike Shepherd in the 1999 anime and Patrick Seitz (who has also voiced Adamas in Record of Ragnarok ) in the 2011 anime.

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Appearance [ ]

Uvogin is the tallest and most muscular member of the Phantom Troupe. He has an unruly mane of grizzled hair, sideburns, long, thick eyebrows, and coarse hair on his shoulders, arms and chest. He has naturally tanned skin. He dresses in a wild manner, donning bearskin clothing and boots, whilst also being naturally hairy and rarely wearing a shirt. In his youth, Uvo had an Afro. His spider tattoo is located on his back, with the number 11 inscribed within.

Personality [ ]

Uvogin is a typical Enhancer, determined, simple, headstrong, and sometimes disrespectful. He is barbaric and treacherous in manner, viewing even pain merely as a nuisance. Like all members of the Phantom Troupe, Uvogin never hesitates to kill, and he is remorseless and cruel in doing so. He even tells Kurapika that he enjoys fighting those who come in search for revenge most (implying that Kurapika's far from the first person to attempt to do so), saying that he enjoys taking their chance away from them.

He is only interested in physical training and fighting. He particularly enjoyed fights against skilled opponents, but he typically rushes into battle without a plan. However, despite often rushing into battle and fighting in a destructive manner, he is extremely vigorous, resourceful, and authoritative, being able to defeat three skilled Nen users (Porcupine, Rabid Dog and Leech) using only his head, after being paralyzed from the neck down.

Although he prefers to fight alone, Uvogin becomes stronger when fighting with a partner, because he fights better when there is someone else to protect. Uvogin is best friends with Nobunaga Hazama and the two bring out the best in each other during combat. Uvogin, like all of the other members of the Troupe, is absolutely loyal to Chrollo and the Spiders' ideals. He dislikes carrying money and claims he has absolutely no use for it, as he firmly stands in his belief that one should steal whatever they desire. He only remembers people who he killed if they gave him a tough impression. He is also very seasonable and punctual, as he often argued with Nobunaga and Franklin about their tardiness.

Background [ ]

Uvogin, along with Feitan, Machi, Franklin, Nobunaga, Pakunoda and Chrollo, was among the first Phantom Troupe members, who originate from Meteor City, a junkyard city inhabited by outcasts that refuse to be part of society. People who live there do not exist in any official records, and the existence of the city itself is known to very few people. It is also stated in the manga and anime that the original members of the Phantom Troupe had something to do with the bad blood between the Mafia and the Meteor born people of Junkyard City. The reason why the Troupe left the city is a mystery. Later, the group was joined by more members, in accordance with Chrollo's idea of a group comprising of exactly thirteen members, including himself. 

Powers and Abilities [ ]

Due to Uvogin being born in Meteor City, his existence is not recorded in any database, which makes obtaining information about him nearly impossible. Uvogin's physical strength is the highest amongst the Phantom Troupe, and is best suited for close-melee combat. He is stronger when fighting with a partner as he has someone to protect (although he doesn't like to admit it). The durability of his skin is such that direct hits from bullets, sniper cartilages, and even anti-tank rockets will do no visible damage to him. He doesn't seem to rely on any kind of martial art, resorting to simple but extremely powerful blows.

  • Immense Strength : Uvogin is one of the strongest characters in the series, ranking first in arm wrestling even in the Phantom Troupe, whose members are all endowed with superhuman brawn. He can destroy rock and bend reinforced metal easily. It takes just one hit for him to kill an average person or weaker Nen users. He can throw rocks over a distance of more than one mile giving them the strength of sniper bullets. Moreover, he can stop a bullet fired at point blank range with just his teeth. He can bite through the skulls of competent Nen users. By hitting the ground, he can raise large dust smokescreens, create deep holes or earthquakes and send boulders flying against his enemy.
  • Enhanced Speed and Reflexes : Uvogin showcased inhuman speed when confronting the mobsters. His reflexes are superb, as he was able to catch a bullet with his teeth and avoid Kurapika's Chain Jail, that can bind its target in 0.5 seconds.
  • Advanced Agility : Uvogin is able to jump from one building to another with ease.
  • Enhanced Stamina : His stamina is amazing, as he could fight an army of mafia members and confront four Shadow Beasts seconds later. More astounding than that, he could endure a savage beating from a Nen powered Kurapika in a Zetsu state while remaining conscious.
  • Immense Durability : Uvogin's body is impervious to most blunt trauma, and bullets have no effect on him. He is resilient to heat and explosions as well. Even anti-tank bazookas are useless. There have however, been instances where other Nen practitioners have been able to harm him, two of which being members of the shadow beasts. Porcupine was able to pierce his body with his hair and Rabid Dog was able to rip off chucks of his flesh with his bare teeth. Kurapika's Nen imbued and hatred fueled blows were the only things seen to do any significant damage to his body, and even so, Uvogin was in a state of Zetsu during the savage beating. They left no bruises on him when in control of his Nen however with the sole exception of having his nose broken while strapped down).
  • Enhanced Endurance : Uvogin is very resistant to pain, as he didn't react when Kurapika hit his nose heavily, perhaps breaking it. He could even bear the latter's tremendous beating without selling out his comrades. It should also be noted that he didn't even flinch when rabid dog ripped off two chunks of his flesh, nor when Porcupine impaled him with his hair.
  • Advanced Poison Resistance : Dalzollene claimed he needed to use a triple dose of sleeping gas to knock him out. However, Uvogin was fully awake when the Phantom Troupe came to rescue him. However, he needed Shizuku to remove Rabid Dog's tranquillizer to be able to move.
  • Amateur Strategist : Despite preferring to fight frontally, he is able to come up with crafty diversions. He was able to calculate accurately the trajectory of two sniper bullets, and deduce the hour basing on his hunger. Still, he can be easily outsmarted by the likes of Kurapika.
  • Hand to Hand Combatant : Uvogin holds some skills in bare handed combat, although he mainly relies on sheer strength to overpower and crush his opponents. His blows usually have his full weight behind them, meaning he aims to maximize their power even if it means leaving an opening for the opponent. Due to the hardness of his body, the chance that he is damaged is slim, but his sloppy fighting style caused him to be easily beaten and captured by Kurapika.
  • Master Thrower : Uvogin demonstrated a high degree of accuracy, killing two snipers atop a rocky formation far away from him by hurling one stone no bigger than the palm of his hand at each of them.

Uvogin is an Enhancer, so he focuses his aura on enhancing his natural abilities and gifts. Nobunaga states that Uvogin has mastered an Enhancer's abilities to the fullest extent. His Enhancer skills greatly increase his physical attack and defense, and he is capable of healing with great ease. Even object he spits, if powered with Nen, acquire tremendous piercing power. The energy wave Uvogin released, using Ren at full force, caused a rocky wall behind him to break. He can also use Gyo and In proficiently.

  • Both are the physically strongest members of their gang.
  • Both unleash the full strength of their powers gradually, announcing the percentage of strength they are using as they do so.
  • Both were killed by people who wanted revenge. Yusuke killed Younger Toguro because he wanted revenge for Genkai, Kurapika killed Uvogin because he wanted revenge for the Kurta clan.
  • He and Pakunoda are so far the only members of the Phantom Troupe to be killed by Kurapika .

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Unraveling the Symbolism: Hunter x Hunter Spider Tattoos

In the sprawling universe of manga and anime, few series have left as indelible a mark on pop culture as Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter . Lauded for its intricate plotting, deep character development, and thematic complexity, it has captured the imaginations of millions worldwide. Among the Hunter x Hunter series’ most iconic elements is the Phantom Troupe, a band of powerful, enigmatic outlaws recognized by their signature spider tattoos . This article delves into the symbolism behind these tattoos, highlighting their cultural, historical, and narrative significance.

The Phantom Troupe and Spider Tattoos

The Phantom Troupe, also known as Genei Ryodan , is a central antagonist group in Hunter x Hunter. Comprising thirteen members, each with unique abilities and quirks, they’re feared for their ruthless effectiveness and camaraderie. They hail from Meteor City, a place shunned by the world. Despite being outcasts, they’ve succeeded in attaining power through their own resourcefulness and strength.

Each of the thirteen members of the Troupe has a spider tattoo with a number, signifying their rank within the group. The leader, Chrollo Lucilfer, bears the number 0 or the head of the spider, while the others have numbers from 1 to 12. Some of these include Nobunaga Hazama (1), Franklin Bordeau (7), Feitan Portor (2), and Machi Komacine (3), among others. The tattoo is an emblem of membership, a mark that binds them together while also reflecting their individuality.

Symbolism of the Spider

The symbolism of the spider is rich and varied, cutting across numerous cultures and historical periods. Universally, spiders are associated with patience due to their hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for prey. People view them as creators due to their ability to weave complex webs, symbolizing an act of construction. However, these webs also serve as deadly traps, reflecting the dual facets of creation and destruction.

In the context of the Phantom Troupe, the spider symbolism is multi-layered. The patience of the spider mirrors the Troupe’s long-term plans and strategies. The dichotomy of creation and destruction embodied by the spider resonates with the Troupe’s origins from Meteor City and their trail of chaos. At the same time, their strong camaraderie and establishment of a new order reflects the creative aspect of this dichotomy.

The Spider Web: A Network of Connections

The spider web is a testament to the spider’s precision, strategy, and patience. Within the narrative of *Hunter x Hunter*, it serves as a potent metaphor for the intricate network of relationships within the Phantom Troupe.

Each member, like a node in the web, has a distinct role and relation to others, creating a robust structure. The strength of the Troupe lies in their unity, much like a spider web’s strength comes from its interconnected threads. This network of connections also reflects the entwined fates and loyalties of the Troupe members, as symbolized by their shared tattoo.

Power, Rebellion, and Loyalty

In the world of Hunter x Hunter, the spider tattoo is more than a mere emblem of membership. It symbolizes power, rebellion, and loyalty. The spider, as a creature that thrives on the fringes, mirrors the Troupe’s status as outcasts. The act of tattooing themselves with the spider symbol is a form of rebellion, a defiant claim of power and identity.

The tattoo also signifies the members’ unwavering loyalty to the Troupe. Their varied backgrounds notwithstanding, shared experiences from their past bind them together. Furthermore, their unified allegiance to the group’s cause strengthens this bond. Each member’s contribution to the Troupe is so unique and irreplaceable that they don’t replace a member when they die, illustrating their profound loyalty. This signifies that every spider’s role in the web of the Troupe is unique and can’t be substituted.

hxh Spider Tattoos in the Real World

The influence of Hunter x Hunter extends beyond the confines of the series, with fans worldwide getting Phantom Troupe spider tattoos as a homage to the series. This phenomenon underscores the tremendous cultural impact of anime, shaping not only pop culture narratives but personal expressions of identity.

The spider tattoo serves as a symbol of the fans’ connection to the series and its themes. Just as the tattoo marks the Troupe members as part of something bigger than themselves, so too does it signify the fans’ membership in a global community of Hunter x Hunter enthusiasts. Here are examples of amazing Hunter x Hunter spider tattoos.

0 – Chrollo tattoo

Chrollo Hunter x Hunter Spider tattoo 0

1 – Nobunaga tattoo

Nobunaga tattoo

2 – Feitan tattoo

Feitan tattoo

3 – Machi tattoo

Machi Hunter x Hunter Spider tattoo

4 – Hisoka spider hand tattoo

Hisoka spider tattoo

5 – Phinks tattoo

Phinks tattoo

6 – Shalnark tattoo

Shalnark Hunter x Hunter Spider tattoo

7 – Franklin tattoo

Franklin Hunter x Hunter Spider tattoo

8 – Shizuku Spider tattoo

Shizuku Spider tattoo

11 – Uvogin tattoo

Uvogin tattoo

The spider tattoo of the Phantom Troupe in Hunter x Hunter is emblematic of the series’ rich thematic tapestry. It encapsulates the Troupe’s power, rebellion, loyalty, interconnectedness, and resilience—in short, their complex humanity. When fans choose to imprint these symbols onto their own skin, they actively participate in perpetuating the Troupe’s narrative. This act underlines the enduring and powerful influence that the series holds over its audience.

The blend of anime and tattoo art highlights the deep cultural impact of these narratives. It showcases the power of storytelling in molding both individual and shared identities. As the narrative of Hunter x Hunter keeps evolving, the significance of its symbols also grows. This creates an increasingly complex tapestry of shared cultural experiences.

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Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe

Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current members on this list. All my sources is from the Hunter x Hunter Wiki and from what I’ve seen and read from the manga and anime.

Contains HEAVY manga and Anime spoilers, please read with contain or just don’t read at all. I may not be 100% correct, if you see a mistake please tell me and I’ll be sure to correct it!

Number 1: Chrollo Lucilfer

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Chrollo, also known as the head of the spider, is around 26 years old and his nen type is specialization.

His true Nen ability is called Skill hunter, every other Nen ability he uses was “stole”. Skill Hunter allows him to conjure a book, known as Bandit’s Secret, there are strict conditions Chrollo most follow before stealing someone’s nen.

First, Chrollo must witness the Nen ability with his own eye. Second, he must asked about the Nen ability and the victim must answer as well. Third, the victims palm must touch the hand print on the cover of Bandit’s Secret. Lastly this all must be done in an hour. Also to use the stole ability he has to open the book to the certain page of the ability he wants to use and keep it open to that page while in use. He can also use a book mark shown in the manga during in if Chrollo’s fights

Once the original owner of a stolen nen does Chrollo will no longer be able to use it unless the Nen becomes stronger after death. If that happens Chrollo can continue to use it. A little more on the bookmark, if he places a bookmark of a page and closes the book he’ll still be able to use the ability. I will not be explaining the Nen abilities he’s stolen, that would make this too long.

Number 2: Nobunaga Hazama

Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe-[CI] Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current membe

Nobunaga is one of the legs to the spiders, he’s around 28 years old, his nen type is an Enhancement. His Nen ability doesn’t have a name for his Nen ability yet, he posses a very strong aura. His aura frightened Gon, Killua and Leorio. He is also very skilled in En, his En can cast a range for 4 meters this corresponds with his sword range as well. Although we don’t know his Nen ability Shalnark stated Nobunaga’s nen ability could easily be replaced.

Number 3: Feitan Portor

Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe-[CI] Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current membe

The member most of you probably been waiting for. Feitan is another leg to the spiders, his birthday and age is unknown but he’s very small, and his Nen type is Transmutation. He has two main Nen abilities, these include, Pain Packer and Rising Sun.

Even thought he’s a transmutation he’s ability Pain Packer is a conjuring type. Pain Packer is actives by Feitan’s rage, it’s a suit of armor to protect him from his ensuing attack. It been hinted that Feitan have different versions of this ability and has different suits of armor

Next is rising sun, seen to be used during the ant arc against one of the female ants, the type of this attack is Emission and Transmutation. Feitan transmutes his aura into a source of heat and it’s power depends on the injuries or pain inflicted on him during battle. It’ll burn anything in its attack radius, Shizuku said that once they troupe tried to watch the attack but almost all burned in the process, the Pain Packer armor saves him from the heat.

Number 4: Machi Komacine

Machi is personally my favorite member. Machi’s ,age unknown, nen type is Transmutation. Her nen abilities include Nen threads and Nen stitches. Both were shown used in the anime, Nen stitched were used on Hisoka , Heaven areas arc, and Nen threads were used multiple times during the Yorknew City Arc, used on The Owl, Gon and Killua, to track Kurapika and etc.

She can transmute her aura into strings to manipulate her targets like puppets. She can also use this threads to capture, trap, strangle, or even cut her enemies/Targets. The longer the threads the weaker they get, as she stated if she can make a string that goes completely around the world but the thread will only be as strong as cotton. A one meter string can lift a ton. These threads can not be cut or torn, but if they leave her fingers their strength will go down a lot.

Nen Stitchedmakes her capable to stitch open wound and eve reattach severed limbs in a very short amount of time. As shown being used in Hisoka she can stitch vains, muscles, blood vessels and flesh together. Also shown with Hisoka, he could move his finger immediately after Machi was done. Her stitches may have some regeneration properties to them, at least able to health dead cells. Her stitches are incredible but they’ll be a seam where she stitched till it heals.

Number 5: Kalluto Zoldyck

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Kalluto’s ,around the age of 10, nen type is Manipulator. His Nen abilities include Paper Manipulation, Surveillance Paper Dolls, Paper Fan Blade, and Dance of the Serpent’s Dance. All were shown during the Ant Arc against one of the Any.

Starting off with Surveillance Paper Dolls, this allows him to attract small piece of paper to a target and creating a paper doll of said Target Kalluto is able to hear anything whiten the targets hearing range. Not even the skilled Phantom Troupe noticed this ability being used on them. Serpent’s Dance allows him to use his fan to left and throw confetti at a target at multiple angles. Once even one paper attracts to the target Kalluto can take the remaining piece and manipulate them to go after the target. As shown this attack can tear apart body parts of the target.

The paper fan is another ability, it’s basically just a really strong fan made of paper. It’s was shown that it could break a rope made a steal with ease.

Number 6: Hisoka Morow

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Hisoka, a former member of the troupe, was placed by Kalluto after he left. His nen type is Transmutation. /‘d as you heard him say time and time again one of his abilities is Bungee Gum and the other texture surprise. Both were shown to be used at the Heaven Area Arc and Bungee Gum was shown to be used in almost all the arcs after.

Bungee Gum allows him to turn his aura into sticky and elastic substance or in Hisoka words, Bungee Gum has the properties of rubber and gum. Hisoka can attach his aura to anything, he just has to touch or remotely touch something. His aura can pull things to him or pull objects to other people, when he fought one of the butlers his aura is able to catch projectiles.

His second ability, Texture Gum, allows him to attach his aura to any flat surface such as cloth or paper. Once attaching his aura he can manifest imagery or change the appearance of it’s texture. He can replicate over a thousand different textures, this ability is very good, so good the rest of the troupe didn’t notice him using it.

Number 7: : Phinks Magcub

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Phinks’, age and birthday and age unknown, nen type is a enhancer. His nen ability named Ripper Cyclotron, it was shown to be used during the Ant arc twice. His nen ability is very easy to explain and understand, his nen basically allows him to strengthen his punch.

The more Phinks winds his arm clockwise the more his aura in his fist increases with every rotation. Although he stated, he has trouble calibrating his punches.

Number 8:Shalnark ?????

Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe-[CI] Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current membe

Shalnark, a former member or the troupe age when he died unknown as well, his nen type was Manipulator. His abilities included, Black Voice and Auto Pilot. These were soon on the yorknew city and Ant arc, now on to explaining them

Black Box allows him to stick an antenna into a target, the back of their neck, Shalnark can gain complete contrôle over the person basically making them a pupper. He controls them with a special bat looking phone, once the antenna is removed or the target dies he can no longer control them. There’s also an auto pilot mood, it’s just what is sound, he puts the target on auto pilot and they complete a set task.

Auto Pilot, the Nen ability, basically Shalnark can stab himself with one of his antenna’s and set it to auto pilot. Setting it to auto pilot gives him intense amounts of power, he is unable to withdraw from auto pilot till his task is done. Handy yes but Shalnark says it gives him muscle aches for two to three days and is completely unaware about what he does in this mood.

Number 9: Franklin Bordeau

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Franklin’s, age unknown, nen is Emission. His ability included double machine gun, which was shown during the yorknew city arc. After taking the tips on his fingers off he can shot bullet like aura out of them. This can slaughter a thousand enemy in a short time as shown in the anime.

Number 10: Shizuku Murasaki

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My second favorite Shizuku’s nen , age unknown again, is conjecture. As seen in the Yorknew city arc and Ant arc her nen ability is called Blinky. I really love blinky, Anyways as seen Blinky is a vacuum cleaner that can suck up almost anything. I say almost cause Blinky is unable to suck up still living things or anything made of nen.

After Blinky sucks something up no one knows where it goes. She seem to have to say the request out loud for Blinky to do it. It’s mention in the anime her nen ability is very special and very hard to replace.

Number 11: Uvogin ????

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Uvogin was another former member of the troupe, age of death unknown again, anyways his nen type was Enhancement. He showed it during the yorknew city arc although, for me, if was very confusing to tell what his main ability/abilities. Well his main ability is called Big Band Impact.

It’s actual very simple, all he does is focus the aura in his do say and punch the target. This attack can be so powerful it cause explosions to the near by area. It can be as destructive as a small missile, with Uvogin’s aim it can be as strong as a nuclear warhead.

Number 12 Bonolenov Ndongo

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Bonolenov’s/Bono’s , age unknown, nen type is unknown actually. But his abilities include Battle Cantabile, The Prologue, Jupiter, and Metamorphosen. A few were shown during the Ant Arc.

He can activate The Prologue when using the hole it his body to make a melody. Didn’t melodies can cause different effects, as shown in the ant arc one of those effects is warrior gear and a spear. Jupiter allows him to create a sphere that has the look of Jupiter to crush an enemy, this was also shown in the ant arc, the enemy can not avoid this attack unless they get out of it’s range. This is also activated by a dance and melody.

The Battle Cantabile is a unknown type and had never been seen used so far. It allows Bono to transform into many different things.

Number 13; Pakunoda

Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe-[CI] Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current membe

My third favorite Pakunoda, age of death unknown, once again a former member and the first to die in the phantom troupe. As the troupe have said her nen ability was very special and would have been hard to replace. Her nen type was specialization and her abilities included Psychometry , Conjured Pistol, and Memory Bomb

Psychometry allows her to recall someone’s memories by touching them. If she asks a question and touches you she can see the memories that revolve around that question. She can extract the purest memory from a target so making up fake memories won’t work. She can also see the past to an object by touching it. Memory Bomb allows her to shoot memories into other people, it’s not combat however.

Number 14: Illumi Zoldyck

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Illumi ,age 24, joined the Troupe after Hisoka convives him to join. He’s a manipulation type, his nen abilities include Pin and Needle, Manipulation, Body Alteration, Hypnotic Spell,Corpse Control, and Needle People. All were shown in the manga on different arcs, the first once shown in the first arc was Body alteration.

Body Alteration allows him to change his appearance, weather that be with or without needle, in the hunter exam arc Illumi had changed his appearance by sticking needles in his face to morph his face, skin tone, hair color, hair length, and face shape. In the Yorknew city arc he was shown to be able to morph his whole appearance with out needles. He morphed his appearance into Hisoka but as he said, without the needle he can’t stay like that for long about an hour. He has mention changing back and forth isn’t good on him, he can also use his body alternation needles in others causing extreme pain.

Hypnotic Spell were shown almost all through out the series with Killua but it has its spot light in the Ant arc when Killua saw pitou, Killua vs Shoot, and especially Killua Vs Rammot. This ability is shown to be very good and very strong, by sticking a needle into a targets brain the target will have to follow a preset of orders. This is such a good move the target doesn’t realize it’s there and the target just thinks it’s just traumatic memories playing out in his/her/their head. The images/thoughts of Illumi play in the targets mind as soon as the target tries to do the the forbidden task, the targets will power is basically crushed and unable to do he forbidden task. As shown with Killua, even his Biscuit tried helping and Netero tried helping Killua still couldn’t over come the effects of the needle.

Corpse Control involves Illumi sticking several needles into a targets head, Illumi can control one of more on these deceased puppets. These puppets can to complex task such as speak and drive , the puppet will not have reflexes of its own. Although dead the puppet show no signs of injury but the people to show sighs of being controlled. His ability needle people was shown during the Election arc, he sticks a special needle into a victims skull and can control them, the victim will follow their orders will they die. If a needle person were to survive this attack they will be crippled for the rest of their life. If a needle person has two needles in their forehead they can speak and drive normally.

Number 15: Kortopi

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Once again a former member, age of death unknown. Kortopi nen type was conjuration and his ability was shown during the yorknew arc, it’s name was Gallery Fake. Gallery fake allows him to touch an object with his left hand and can conjure an exact replica with his right hand. He can no replica living objects except as inanimate objects, meaning the copies. Shown with the fake deaths of the troupe, Kortopi can replica an effect of an object and the replica will vanish in 24 hours. Before the object disappears however Kortopi can track where it is by touching the original object.

Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe-[CI] Before I start this is in no order, I will be incoming former and current membe

Thank you for reading! And I hope this help understand their nen, sorry it took me so long. There was a lot more to write them I thought, next I’m doing the Zoldyck family. If there’s a character I can explain tell me, I’d be happy to explain their Nen . I know there are already two zoldycks in this list but there are many other zoldycks to explain

Anyways stay safe, healthy, and I hope y’all have a good morning/afternoon/night. Also sorry for any grammar or spelling mistakes, I mostly worked on this in the earlier morning and late night.

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Awesome blog!

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Shalnark's and Kortopi's surnames were revealed too! I can't remember Kortopi's, but Shalnark's surname is Ryuusei.

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    The Spiders is a nickname for the members of the Phantom Troupe. This is due to the spider-shaped tattoo that each of them wears somewhere on their body. This is known from a couple of the members who have shown their unique tattoos. ... Illumi Zoldyck: 11. A major villain in the Hunter x Hunter series from the beginning, Illumi Zoldyck is the ...

  15. Kalluto Zoldyck

    Mizaistom asks Illumi if the Phantom Troupe is on board, which the latter bluntly confirms while implying he is a Spider as well. Kalluto reacts in shock at his brother's statement, to which Illumi only replies he is an honest person. Mizaistom then offers them residential units in Tier 3 and starts leading them there.

  16. About the Phantom Troupe numbers : r/HunterXHunter

    As you see there are 9 members in total (1 head and 8 legs) despite that we have odd things like there being no founding Spider nr 4 and 8 and we also have Uvo as Number 11 for some reason even though there werent even that many people in the Troupe when Uvo joined

  17. Phantom troupe tier list, mostly based on battle potential. So ...

    Phantom troupe tier list, mostly based on battle potential. So smartness, ability, versatility, in addition to raw strength. Thoughts? ... Not to mention Uvo is physically the strongest member in the troupe, I know brute strength isn't all that important in a fight, but it's still worth mentioning! ...

  18. Hunter X Hunter 397: The Spider Reborn

    This week's chapter, Hunter x Hunter 397, sees the focus once again on the famous criminal group, the Phantom Troupe, led by one of the most powerful nen users in the story, Chrollo Lucilfer.

  19. [Discussion] what the phantom troupes numbers mean

    Number 4 represents ulterior motives if that makes it easier to understand. Kalluto came for her brother, hisoka came for chrollo. They're basically people who don't fit in with the phantom troupe because unlike 9 which is confident and 11 which only likes to kill number 4 wants something bigger making them either a weak link like the original 4 that hisoka killed or the strongest link ...

  20. The History of The Phantom Troupe

    Share 2.5K views 1 year ago #HunterxHunter #Anime The Phantom Troupe is the main villain group in Hunter X Hunter, so here is the history of the spiders. ...more ...more

  21. Uvogin

    Uvogin is a minor antagonist in the anime/manga series Hunter X Hunter and a member of the Phantom Troupe. He is notably the first victim of Kurapika's revenge against the Troupe, namely the first one to be fought and defeated by him. He serves as the secondary antagonist of the Yorknew City arc. In Japanese, he was voiced by Eiji Takemoto in the 1999 anime and Akio Otsuka in the 2011 anime ...

  22. Unraveling the Symbolism: Hunter x Hunter Spider Tattoos

    The Phantom Troupe, also known as Genei Ryodan, is a central antagonist group in Hunter x Hunter. Comprising thirteen members, each with unique abilities and quirks, they're feared for their ruthless effectiveness and camaraderie. They hail from Meteor City, a place shunned by the world.

  23. Explaining the Nen of the Phantom troupe

    Chrollo, also known as the head of the spider, is around 26 years old and his nen type is specialization. His true Nen ability is called Skill hunter, every other Nen ability he uses was "stole". Skill Hunter allows him to conjure a book, known as Bandit's Secret, there are strict conditions Chrollo most follow before stealing someone's ...

  24. AVNT Brands on Instagram: "@pholohh's "phantom troupe" jeans & zip-ups

    avntbrands on December 11, 2023: "@pholohh's "phantom troupe" jeans & zip-ups were the stars of their recent black friday dro..." AVNT Brands on Instagram: "@pholohh's "phantom troupe" jeans & zip-ups were the stars of their recent black friday drop, with matching distressed spider embroidery & six different colorways among the two ...